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Winterizing Your Boat This Year

Summer has ended, but we can still dream of what great adventures next year will bring…

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Most of us do not live in an area that allows us to use our boats all year-long.  New England summers seem to fly by.  This is especially true for boat enthusiasts.  Preparing your boat for winter is an important job for boat owners.  If it’s not done correctly winter blues may last a bit longer for you.  Now’s the time to prepare your boat for “hibernation.”

To get you started we at Chase Clarke Stewart & Fontana have compiled two important steps to follow.

1> Secure the Best Storage Option

  • If your boat will be exposed to the elements this winter remember to have it shrink-wrapped by a pro.
  • Before selecting a storage facility check the level of security.  Find out if they provide security personnel and if it is a locked facility.

2>DIY Boat  Winterization or Find a Pro

  • The internet provides many resources for wintering your boat.
  • Also don’t forget to refer to the manual that came with your boat.
  • If you choose not to do-it-yourself, make sure you find a pro that specializes in winterizing.  Be sure to set up your appointment now, well in advance so you don’t miss out.  Don’t just use anyone, it’s usually best to get a reference from a fellow boat enthusiast.

Got Boats?

As always if you have questions on coverage options for your boat, feel free to contact us.  You may be eligible for some discounts.

We thank Safeco for providing these tips to us.