As the winter weather persists, here are some helpful tips from Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas to protect your wake boat from freezing North Texas temperatures!
Protecting your wake boat from long periods of inactivity and storage is crucial to ensuring that your boat is ready to go this spring! Then there are weeks where winter weather gets severe and your boat is at risk to the freezing temperatures. In that light, here are some helpful tips from Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas to protect your boat from freezing North Texas temperatures. Our team is available to answer any questions you might have about how to properly winterize your boat.
First of all, you should always consult your boat owner’s manual for specific winterization procedures for your boat and your engine. The topics below are some general tips for safeguarding your wake boat during freezing temperatures. When you store your boat for the winter, it’s good to have a full tank of gas along with stabilizer to keep air out of the tank, which can cause corrosion and clogging over time due to temperature changes. Simply add stabilizer to your fuel tank and let your engine run about 15 minutes so the stabilizer can run through all parts of the fuel system.
Moreover, to safeguard your wake boat’s engine, spray “fogging oil” into your carburetor to prevent oil from settling on the bottom of the engine block, exposing the pistons and valves to air and humidity. For wake boat engines that use coolant, our team at Buxton Marine in Lewisville recommends draining your existing fluid from the engine block and replacing it with a non-toxic, propylene glycol base antifreeze. This type of antifreeze is better for both your engine and the environment!
Finally, if you store your boat on the water, keep your battery in your wake boat in order to allow the bilge pump to continue functioning if needed. But if you store your wake boat off-water during the winter season, it’s wise to remove your battery and store at home to prevent theft and provide opportunity for easier maintenance.
These are some simple tips to protect your wake boat from freezing temperatures. Contact our team at Buxton Marine or swing by our dealership off I-35 in Lewisville, Texas!