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What are the steps to winterize a boat for dry dock storage?

by Jason Watts Content Writer

Having a boat is a big investment and needs to be taken care of, especially in winters! From winterizing your boat to finding the perfect spot to store it, there are a few steps to follow. Prep your boat first!


Here are the steps to winterize a boat for dry dock storage:


  1. Start by cleaning your boat. 

  2. Drain and replace the engine oil and add an oil filter if applicable.

  3. Top off the gas tank with fuel. Pockets of air can make it easier for moisture to collect.

  4. Add a fuel stabilizer after topping off the tank with fuel for added moisture protection. 

  5. Flush the engine by connecting to a hose and removing the drain plugs to remove all water.

  6. Flush the engine with a non-toxic antifreeze appropriate for your boat.

  7. Drain the lower unit oil (if applicable) or pump oil out, and replace the oil with fresh oil.

  8. Check grease fittings and add marine lubricant where needed

  9. Remove trolling motors, GPS systems, or other accessories that could be stolen.


Keep in mind that these steps should be performed properly in order and by a professional if you’re not comfortable. If you want professional help to winterize your boat for dry dock storage, contact The Trident Marine Group. They provide the best and affordable winter boat storage facility in Annapolis. They offer 24-hour security with exclusive amenities on-site—Dockage Services, Boat Storage, Yacht Butler, Restaurants, Complimentary W-FI, etc. I would suggest checking out their website and finding out everything they offer to slip owners.



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