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How do you winterize an inboard boat?

by Jason Watts Content Writer

Winter has harsh effects on your boat and it can be devastating. Since you invested a lot in your boat, it goes without saying that you need to keep it in good condition. However, professional winterization is a bit expensive but doing it yourself is complicated. So let me take you through first the ways how you can winterize an inboard boat. 


Here are the steps to Winterize an Inboard Boat:


Step 1. Check your manual for special instructions


Step 2. Fill the tank with fuel & apply a stabilizer


Step 3. Let the engine run


Step 4. Drain all liquid from the engine


Step 5. Run antifreeze through the water intake & spray the fogging oil


Step 6. Perform the necessary boat maintenance


Step 7. Dry the whole boat


Once you’ve checked that everything is dry, it’s time to cover everything up and you’re all set for winter storage.


Bonus Tips:


  • Fully charge your battery before storing but store it indoors.

  • Keep the engine cover open for extra ventilation.

  • Consider placing a dehumidifier to protect against mold and mildew.

  • Put some insect repellant and mothballs inside the boat.

  • If your boat has more than one engine, winterize them all.


Winterizing inboard boats is extremely important, and doing it yourself should be a valuable experience for any boat owner. But if you’re not confident enough to do it you should hire professional help. With decades of experience, The Trident Marine Group knows what people need when it comes to boat docking and marina services. Contact them for winterizing your boat. With their help, you can easily get any complex electrical/mechanical issues fixed with ABYC-certified mechanics on call. I would suggest checking out their website and finding out everything they offer to slip owners.



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