Now that fall is in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about winterizing your boat and other outdoor toys. If you live in a cold climate, it’s important to take the necessary steps to protect your investment and ensure that everything is ready for next spring. In this blog post, we will discuss 10 tips for winterizing your boat and outdoor toys. Follow these tips and you can rest assured that your toys will be ready to go when the weather starts to warm up again!

Clean thoroughly

Make sure you clean your boat thoroughly before putting it away for the winter. This includes removing all of the gear and cleaning the hull and deck. You don’t want to leave any dirt or grime behind, as this can cause damage over time.

Drain all fluids

Drain all of the fluids from your boat engine and other systems. This includes oil, gas, and coolant. Once this is done, you can add fresh fluids in the spring.

Remove batteries

Remove the batteries from your boat and store them indoors. Batteries can freeze and become damaged if they are left in the cold for too long.

Winterize motor

If you have an outboard motor, it’s important to winterize it as well. This includes adding a fuel stabilizer to the gas tank and draining the oil.

Inflate tires

Inflate your boat’s tires to the proper pressure before storing them for the winter. This will help prevent flat spots from forming.

Check the trailer

If you have a trailer for your boat, make sure it is in good working order before winterizing your boat. This includes checking the tires, brakes, and lights.

Store indoor

Store your boat indoors if possible. If this is not an option, then make sure you cover it with a tarp or shrink wrap.

Winterize your other toys

If you have any outdoor toys, such as ATVs, snowmobiles, or dirt bikes, it’s important to winterize them as well. This includes draining the fluids and adding a fuel stabilizer to the gas tank.

Plan storage

Make sure you have a plan for where you will store your boat and outdoor toys during the winter. You don’t want them taking up space in your garage or shed, so find a place that is out of the way.

Check your insurance

Finally, it’s important to check your insurance policy to make sure that your boat and outdoor toys are covered during the winter. This will give you peace of mind in case anything happens to them while they are stored away.


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Following these tips will help you winterize your boat and outdoor toys properly. By taking the time to do this now, you can rest assured that they will be ready to go when the weather warms up again!

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