The leaves are turning, the evening temperatures are getting cooler, fall is in the air! What does that mean for you? Lots of different things, no doubt, but if you are one of the lucky ones to own your own boat, one of the things that you must do in the fall is decide how best to protect your boat as winter approaches. Here are some winterizing tips for boat owners in the Minnesota area as you prepare for winter boat storage:
- Assess your boat for any necessary repairs: It is much better for your boat in the long run if you are able to make any necessary repairs to your boat before it is stored for the winter. So, take note of anything that does not seem to be working just right and take it in for repairs before winter comes.
- Clean your boat: After much use in the water in the warmer months, your boat probably needs a good cleaning. Scrubbing the hull and decks will remove any remaining dirt, grime, so that your paint and finish will not be damaged.
- Check all of your fluids: Before your boat sits for an extended period, you should top off all of the fluids including the gas tank, change filters and add antifreeze.
- Decide how and where you are going to store your boat: You have many options such as self storage as well as excellent indoor winter storage options.
Indoor, Climate Controlled Options for Boat Winterization, MN
Anchor Marine Repair offers full service winterization, indoor storage and repair for those in the St Paul, Minnesota area. Our team will even come pick up your boat, drive it to our state of the art facility, complete any necessary repairs, cleaning and winterization and store it for you in our state of the art, climate controlled indoor boat storage facility.
Self storage is a good solution for some but can take a lot of time and still cause problems if the cover is not properly sealed. You can save yourself time and effort and give yourself peace of mind knowing that your boat is safe and protected by using Anchor Marine Repair. We make the entire process easy on you, are upfront about our pricing and can do as much or as little as you need to ready your boat for next spring. With winter fast approaching, now is the perfect time to give us a call at 763-972-3540 to schedule a time for a pickup!