The holiday season is most certainly here, as temperatures are plummeting across the country (even in the “bastion of boating” states in the South and West), and if you haven’t already winterized your boat, you’d better get to it! It’s a simple but essential part of boat ownership that may affect your boat’s performance, and will likely save you time, effort and money come spring. Of course, making sure your boat is protected by reevaluating your insurance coverage each year is a good idea. In addition, regardless of whether you’re new to boating or a seasoned pro, starting with a good checklist is key.
Remember to consult your owner’s manual for manufacturer’s recommendations for additional boat winterizing tips.