Minnetonka MN Fiberglass & Aluminum Boat Repair and Restoration
More and more Minnesotans anglers and boaters of all kinds are joining the ranks of boat owners who find enjoyment in the leisure activity of boating and fishing for recreation on Minnesota’s many great lakes. Before you leave the dock or put your boat in the water for first fishing trip of the new season, the last thing you should be saying is, “I hope this thing starts OK!”
Unfortunately, there are far too many anglers who use it all season and park it after the last tournament or fishing trip of the year, then get it out in the spring and hope that everything works OK. Then if it doesn’t, make a frantic trip to the marine repair shop to find out why their trusty rig is having problems.
By this time, fishing is over for all but the diehards. If you own a boat, giving up fishing for the year should be more than just not going out any more. There’s work to done on your rig that will ensure it will get through the worst of winters, and be ready in the spring. Even if you don’t fish, but own a boat, you should heed this advice as well.
Whether you own a big shiny fiberglass rig or a small aluminum fishing boat, if you’re planning on storing your boat outside you need to prepare it for winter. Getting a boat ready for winter is more than just throwing a tarp over it. There are several things that must be done in order to get your rig through the winter properly.
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions around about how much or how little attention needs to be paid to a rig before winter sets in. Just to set the record straight… No amount of time is too much time. Time on the water is precious. You’ll never get back any of those spring days you lose because your boat isn’t ready to go. Poof! They’re gone. Throw in a cracked engine block or major hull damage from improper storage, and you’ll lose a whole season (and a small fortune to boot). Any time spent now will help make sure your rig is ready for spring, and ensure it will run better, longer all season long.
We offer fiberglass and aluminum repair, restoration, and renovations. Whether your boat needs touch up complete refurbishing, we are dedicated to getting your boat looking brand new and back on the water in no time!