It’s almost that time again. As the temperature cools down and the days get shorter, boat owners across Texas begin to winterize their ski boats.
No matter what type of boat you have – wakeboard boat, ski boat, fishing boat, etc. – winterizing is key to maintaining your boat for the long haul. Properly winterizing your boat will not only extend the life of your valuable asset, but it will also save you time and money when boating season kicks off again in 2017.
How Do I Winterize My Boat?
Step 1: Properly Store Your Boat
The best way to store your boat is to remove it from the water and have it stored in a climate controlled boat storage facility. Buxton Marine understands that this option may not work for everyone, so you can also choose to have your boat shrink-wrapped, cover it tightly with a tarp or cover, and park in a covered area if at all possible.
Step 2: Perform Checklist to Winterize
Each boat manufacturer – whether Nautique, MasterCraft, Tige, Supra, Malibu, etc. – has a checklist for winterizing in their owner’s manual. Be sure to consult that list first and foremost. No time for that? We highly recommend that you bring your boat into a reputable boat service department like Buxton Marine. Buxton Marine is one of the best boat service shops in North Texas. Each and every one of our service technicians as undergone extensive training with Nautique, ensuring they are experts in their craft. Winterizing with Buxton Marine is a no brainer.
Step 3: Air Everything Out Before Storing
Winterizing is a great chance to clean out the boat, evaluate what needs to be replaced for the Spring, air out cushions, etc. Properly airing out and cleaning out the boat will make all the difference when Texas boating season is in full swing again.
Ready to winterize your boat? Call Buxton Marine on Lake Lewisville for inboard boat winterizing and service!