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How to Winterize Your Boat Yourself

Well, the time is here to winterize your boat if you haven't done so already! If you're someone who wants to save some money and do it yourself, we're here to help you with the steps to winterize it yourself!

Change the Engine Oil

The first step to winterizing your boat is changing the engine oil as you do not want old oil sitting in your boat for several months as it can corrode parts of your engine. Here is a video on how to change the oil in your boat.

Ensure Your Engine is Free of Water

No matter what type of engine you have, you need to make sure there is no water in your engine as water in an engine can destroy engine parts.

Add a Fuel Stabilizer

Even if you drain all fuel from your boat, you still need to add a fuel stabilizer.

Fog Your Engine

Fogging your engine is another important step of winterizing your boat. You can buy a engine fog spray to spray all over your engine parts.

Replace Your Gear Oil

You will also want to add oil to your gears when winterizing your boat. You will want to drain the old oil and replace it with new stuff.

Lubricate Grease Fittings

In order to ensure your fittings on your boat do not corrode and rust, you will want to apply a high-quality marine lubricant.

Clean & Clear Your Boat

Once you've handled the engine and all of its components, you will want to take care of cleaning things out of your boat and also giving it a good winter clean. Clean your seats, the flooring, the trim and everything in-between.

Cover & Store Your Boat

The last step of winterizing your boat is covering it and storing it. Make sure you have a good boat cover that protects your boat from the weather and a good place to store your boat out of the elements.


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