A boat cover ,when properly fitted, tremendously helps protect your boat investment. Now , if that investment is in the order of thirty, fifty, seventy thousand dollars, and the boat cover does its job properly to protect that investment, I don’t think the cover is an accessory, but rather a necessity.
The worst winter damage can be done to the engine, which a boat cover can’t exactly prevent. Freezing pipes and fuel degradation are all too common signs that a boat has not been properly winterized. Check the condition of the engine before storing. If it looks good, then empty out the fuel,flush it with water and dry it out.
Temporary boat garages that are easy to assemble and dissemble are also a very good option. They are especially useful during winter months when your boat is not in use. At this time protection from dirt, sleet, rain & moisture can be easily achieved by the above method. You save on garage space and need for boat cover. The choice is yours!
Ever get off the lake and feel the need for a shower? If you rented a slip at a marina most have bathrooms, showers, fresh water, telephones, TV, internet connection, game room, just about anything you need to make your day at the lake more comfortable.
There are different wear points on the teak and holly sole to talk about first. If you have just worn down teak and holly with no bare spots, that’s good. If you have a few bare spots, which means you’re down to the wood itself, you will have a few extra steps. Also look at the back of your boat cover‘ hatchways or removable sections to see if the wood behind has splintered or split. Also see if there is too much flex as you step on it when they are in place. Now is the time to repair this before or after redoing the finish on the teak and holly sole.
Covers can be found not only at a variety of different locations, especially in cities that have a beach or a lake near by, but they can also be found online. Searching for these covers is almost always going to be your best choice for many reasons. You have a better chance of finding the best deals and also you should have no problem finding the exact style, color, and price of the cover that you are looking for.
If at all possible, store your boat undercover. If you need to leave it outdoors you’ll require a boat cover. A good quality 8- to 10-ounce canvas boat cover should be adequate for most situation. Even undercover the boat should be covered to protect against dust and dirt, pests and bird droppings. For extreme conditions you could consider shrink-wrapping the boat. Do-it-yourself kits are available.