It’s absolutely critical to properly winterize your boat to avoid damage, no matter whether it stays in the water or spends time on the hard. Follow our time-tested boat winterization advice and tips to ensure your boat comes through the winter safely and you’re ready to get back on the water as soon as possible come spring.
E-10 in Winter
For better or for worse, a shotgun wedding took place this past spring between boat owners and ethanol-enhanced gasoline.
Boat Winterizing Basics
Unless you're in the sunny South or Hawaii, you'll almost certainly have to do at least some winterizing.
10 Tips to Keep Your Boat Safe this Winter
You know how boats are. Little problems compound quickly into big ones. If we had to give only one piece, be mindful of your boat during the winter.
10 Ways Winter Can Wreak Havoc with Your Boat
These winter gotchas don't just happen where there is snow.
Captain Frank: Sea Chest of Horrors
Don't let the sleeping dogs lie aboard your boat this winter.
Boat Winter Checklist
Fight the winter blues by paying your boat a visit and making sure all is well. Whether it's stored on the hard or in the water, you may just forestall some spring problems.
While the entire crew is likely to lend a hand for spring fitting out, reversing the process in the fall is like cleaning up after a party; there are few volunteers and even less effort.
Winterizing Your Boat Engine
When the temperature falls below freezing, if there is water inside your engine or gear case, the result can be a cracked block or housing and a repair bill that runs into the thousands. It is easy enough to prevent this unhappy circumstance by putting your boat's engine to bed properly at the end of the boating season. Here is a handy checklist to help in winterizing your boat engine.
Winterizing Tips: Storage Ashore
In some parts of the country, where winter means several months of bitterly cold weather, storing boats ashore is the norm. In warmer climates, however, ice and snow may occur infrequently, and the choice between storage ashore and storage in the water is open to discussion.