Winterize Your Boat
Before you put your boat on ice for the winter, here's what you need to do to protect your investment.
By Cliff Gromer
Read more: Winterizing Your Boat - How to Winterize Your Boat - Popular Mechanics
Why put time and money into a boat that you're not going to use for six months? That's an all-too-common attitude when it comes to winterizing chores. Beeeg mistake. Winter weather can wreak havoc (cracked blocks, corrosion, etc.) on a boat that's not prepared for hibernation. Another tip: If your boat needs professional help and you wait until spring to get it, you're hitting the boat doctor at his busiest time. So it pays to take care of any problems and dealer-required maintenance in the fall, before your craft is clutched by winter's icy grip.