Categories for Boat Storage

Anchoring, Mooring, And Docking: What’s The Difference?

February 9, 2023 9:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Mooring a boat is a complicated process that requires a solid understanding of all options, equipment, techniques, and limitations. It’s a must-have skill for boat owners because improper mooring can cause damage to your vessel or another boat. There are many ways to moor a boat, including docking, anchoring, and mooring balls. Different moorings are designed for different types of weather and water conditions, from concrete blocks that offer the least hold to helical anchors screwed into the seabed that help to keep your vessel safe during high winds and waves. Understanding which type of mooring is right for your... View Article

Tips for Protecting Your Boat Motor During the Winter Months

December 1, 2021 12:08 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re a boat owner, you know that there’s a seemingly endless checklist of maintenance items that you need to keep up on—but the maintenance doesn’t stop once the boating season comes to a close! You need to prepare your engine for colder weather, or you risk expensive problems like a cracked engine block. This post will cover everything you need to know about protecting boat motor in winter: Drain all water from the outboard motor: Start by draining out all of the water from your outboard motor. Do this by placing your boat on the trailer and keeping it... View Article

Can You Store Your Boat in the Water During Winter?

November 17, 2021 11:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Owning a boat is a significant investment of time and money, so you want to store it correctly during the winter to protect it from the elements. Yet storing a boat in the water is certainly the most convenient way to do it. This leaves boat owners wondering: Can you leave a boat in the water during winter? The short answer is yes, you can in most cases. However, there are some important considerations to make when you decide to leave your boat in the water during the colder months. Leaving the boat outside vs inside There are some places... View Article

How to Prepare Your Boat on Land Before a Hurricane

September 15, 2021 10:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you live in a hurricane-prone area, checking your boat before a storm is part of proper boat care and maintenance. Your boat is a significant investment, which means you need to do what you can to minimize the potential for damage in the event of a strong storm, even if your boat is on land. Here’s a brief guide to teach you how to prepare and protect your boat during a hurricane. Move the boat One of the most commonsense steps you need to take to protect your boat in the event of a hurricane is to move it... View Article

The Benefits of Mooring at a Marina

July 27, 2021 1:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Lots of people invest in boats so they can enjoy warm weather recreation out on the water. No matter your favorite way to spend a day on your boat, you want to make sure your boat is protected when it’s not in use—including during the fall and winter months. If you’re trying to figure out where to keep your boat when you’re not using it, it’s worth it to consider the benefits of mooring your boat at a marina. Why you should moor your boat at a marina During the fall and winter, mooring a boat is a great option... View Article