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Hello! If you need to store some of your belongings, you probably have many questions, such as how to choose a storage facility, how to properly pack your items and how to stack your items inside the unit. If these questions and others are on your mind, you'll find the answers you need about storage when you read this blog. My name is Jenna, and because of my work, I have to move frequently. Since I can't always take all my belongings with me, I have to store them in a storage facility. I've had a lot of experience with packing and storing my possessions, and I want to share all I've learned with my readers. After checking out this blog, you'll know all about renting a storage facility and your questions will be answered.

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Need To Pull Your Boat Out Of The Water And Store It? What To Know

by Susan Beck

If you have recently become a boat owner and you are ready to pull the watercraft out of the water for the season, it's important that you take care of the boat properly to protect your investment. There are important steps to take to make sure that the boat is cared for properly.

Finding the right professionals to help you, and the best place to store the boat so it's safe is equally important. Here are a few things to consider when setting up your plan to get the boat out of the water for the season.

Maintain and Winterize the Boat

Take the boat to a marina in your area to have an end-of-the-year assessment completed. The boat needs to be winterized, to preserve it for use in the future. Winterizing the boat will protect the:

  • Fluids
  • Mechanics
  • Upholstery
  • Electrical system

This should be done by a professional. They will also be able to detect if there is anything that needs attention or repair before the watercraft is stored.

Wrap the Exterior

If the boat isn't going to be stored inside an enclosed location or boat storage unit, you will want to have it wrapped on the outside. This will protect the exterior from things like:

  • UV damages
  • Weathering
  • Pests
  • Dust
  • Mold and mildew

This is something they can do when they are done winterizing the boat.

Find Boat Storage

Locate boat storage options in your area. The cost for an enclosed storage unit will cost more than an outdoor parking storage space, and a temperature-controlled option will increase the price even more. Set a budget, look at the security at different facilities, and find the best option to store the watercraft safely.

Get Insurance

Just because the boat isn't in the water doesn't mean that it doesn't need to be insured. Even if the boat is stored inside, there could still be accidents like natural disasters, water leaks, vandalism, and more. Get storage insurance from your current insurance provider so you can rest easy while the boat is put away and you aren't using it regularly.

A boat is an asset that you want to protect, and maintaining it while it's out of the water is just as important as the care that it gets during the middle of boating season. Take these steps to get your boat put away safely until you can use it again next season.