Get Your Boat Ready for Summer

6 July 2012 by


It’s the time of year when people run to their self storage units to reclaim their boats, cleaning them up and setting sail. In order to be fully prepared for the trip, boat owners have a few items to scratch off their checklist. To be sure they’re ready we’ve done some research and present several tips to make the process easier. Read on:

  • Do a general cleaning of the hull, deck and topsides
  • Clean tank and oil
  • Clean interior bilges
  • Check hull for abrasions, scratches and repair
  • Check condition of hoses and clamps
  • Clear debris from limber holes
  • Check battery water level
  • Check/recharge batteries
  • Inspect wiring for wear
  • Check lighting fixtures
  • Be sure distress signals and signaling device are working
  • Inspect life rings, cushions and rafts
  • Check fire extinguishers
  • Check navigation lights, charts, radar and first aid kits
  • Change oil and filters
  • Check engine zincs and cooling system
  • Check belts, transmission fluid and water strainer
  • Flush water tank
  • Check water system, pump, hot water tank and sump pump

These helpful boat tips should give you a good head start prior to beginning your boating adventure. Should you need a place to store your boat be sure to visit We list several thousand self storage facilities around the country and many have proper boat storage.

SSF Team

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