Hey all, we are curious to here from anyone who leaves there boat in the water all winter. What sort of preparation or winterization do you do? I have a True North heater with an anti-freeze setting I will run in the boat, and will be pulling the main and tying up a boom tent to shed a bit of snow. What else should I be doing? Thanks, Wyatt and Val ( Nauti Nuff Time ).
My boat is not in the water over winter. If it were in the water, then I would want to check the boat regularly for moisture, ensure the plumbing hasn’t frozen and the batteries are fully charged. I store our seat and birth cushions indoors, which may not be necessary if you are going to take the boat out for a run fairly often. Lift the motor up is good practice anytime in a marina due to potential electrical currents from other crafts.
The biggest problem for marinas is THEFT. The following link is from Pacific Yachting “STOP THIEF! WINTER TIPS FOR BOAT SECURITY”
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