Month: July 2019

Protect Your Investment with Covered Storage

To quote David Allan Coe, the upcoming summertime months may soon have you “cussin’ the sweat and the Texas heat, and the skeeters.” We can’t stop that Texas heat, but we can sure help protect your boat or RV from it! Here at Party Barn we offer a variety of covered storage options with varying heights and amenities.

Protect Your Investment with Covered Storage

Electricity is available in some of our covered areas, which is perfect when you’ve fished ’til sunset and need a little more daylight to sanitize your boat to prevent the spread of those pesky Quagga Mussels. You won’t have to tell tall tales about the size of your catch when you have those extra hours to really snag the big one. Or what if your Queen of the RV has requested a last-minute canopy upgrade before the big road trip? We’ve got you covered. (Literally.) Not only will you have the space to get some work done, you’ll have the light to do it after dark if it is necessary.

For those “nine-to-fivers” who simply need a place to park their pride and joy out of the sun while they daydream of lake days from their desk, we offer a perfectly simple solution in our non-electric covered areas.

It is a well-known fact that our beloved Texas sun can do quite a number on boat upholstery, RV accessories, and even trailer tires. Cracking seats, chipping paint, and leaky roofs are a drain on your budget and your precious hours off work. Covered storage helps to protect your investment and ensure she is ready to run for many more summers to come. In addition to providing that much-needed shade, you can be certain your boat or RV is safe and secure in our gated facility. We offer covered storage and more just a stone’s throw from two of the best lakes in the tri-county area, so contact us at Party Barn Boat & RV Storage. We’re the perfect jumping-off point for every adventurer.

 

 

Do These Things when Taking your Boat out of Storage

You’ve had your boat in storage and are now ready to start using it again. Before heading out on the water, you’ll need to do a few things first. Follow this handy checklist to ensure there are no problems.

Do These Things when Taking your Boat out of Storage

Visually Inspect the Boat

Check your boat’s body, hull, and propellers for signs of damage. Look for cracks, dings, dents, or any apparent moisture damage. Give the exterior a thorough power washing, then make any necessary repairs.

Check Your Engine

The last thing you want is for your boat not to crank up when you finally do take it out. Make sure it is ready now by checking your engine. Follow these steps:

  • Drain fuel and add fresh gasoline.
  • Check the oil level.
  • Change your oil if it was not done prior to placing the boat in storage or the fluid looks especially dark.
  • Check the condition of your spark plug and replace if necessary.
  • Crank up the motor and allow it to run for a few minutes. Pay attention to whether it is difficult to start or appears to run rough.

Inspect Other Components

Once you are satisfied with your engine’s performance, you’ll then want to check your remaining fluids as well as your belts and hoses. Inspect your battery for signs of corrosion, and add water if needed.

Perform a Safety Check

A boat inspection is not complete until you have covered safety. Ensure that your boat has the appropriate safety equipment and that everything is in good working order. This should include life jackets, life preservers, and fire extinguishers.

Safe, Reliable Boat Storage from Party Barn

At Party Barn Boat & RV Storage, we’ll provide you with the ideal space to park your boat during the off-season. Ideally, this should mean that your boat will require as little effort as possible to get it up and running again. To reserve your spot, please contact us.