Looking after your boat is like looking after an investment and it can pay dividends and save you money in the long term. On the other hand, if you don’t look after your boat well, its market value will dip sharply, and lack of maintenance can lead to expensive and catastrophic mechanical failures.
Winterizing is essential for all types of boat or engine and can take less than an hour (depending on your boat) to ensure your boat will be ready for next season. Winterizing can include:
Flushing your engine through with a water/coolant mix
Changing the water reservoir to a winter water/coolant mix.
Draining all excess water from the system
Changing oil for winter protection
Using protectant Fogging Oil for the engine air intake
Draining fuel system
Lubricating the engine cylinders/piston rings of petrol engines
Stabilising fuel using fuel additive
Lubricating rudder stock and steering mechanisms
Draining fresh water system
Testing all electrical systems
Fully charging/removing batteries
Power washing hull to remove all marine growth
Removing all food, cleaning and removing cushions/seating
Protecting the hull from UV by polishing/waxing
Check/lubricate/fix all poppers for your boat cover
Ensuring adequate ventilation to reduce condensation
Dry out/ de-odourize all bilge areas and remove bung
Thoroughly rinse trailer, grease bearings, check and lubricate brake cables and hitch mechanism
We offer yearly maintenance schemes and health checks to keep your boat operating at its best all year round. Please feel free to contact us now about winterizing your boat.