Storing Your Boat
September 14, 2015

Storing Your Boat

Are your storing a boat this year? You’ll want to make sure you correctly prepare for boat storage. These storage tips for boats will get you started. This will keep it in great shape and make getting back out on the water next season easier! Whether you’ll be storing it indoors or at a parking lot, you’ll want to follow some tips for storing your boat.

Roslindale Self Storage has storage units large enough to store the entire house, large items like boats are best stored at home.

Here’s a list to get you started:

Storing Your Boat

Here are a few more tips for storing your boat. Follow these, and you’ll be set for next season!

  • Wipe down boat to remove salt water
  • Leave interior doors and lockers open to circulate air
  • Open all drains to prevent damage from freezing                            ­
  • Remove electronics, food items, and fabrics
  • Change your oil filter and oil
  • Boats left for extended periods should be stored with a full tank of gas and an appropriate fuel stabilizer
  • Plug pipes / openings with bronze wool (prevents rodents)
  • Refresh the coolant system
  • Spray with fogging oil
  • Loosen or remove drive belts
  • Disconnect battery
  • Attach a proper winter cover

Although our facility doesn’t offer boat storage as an option, we can help you store your belongings in our storage units. Stop by our office today to learn more!