Month: September 2021

2 Important Tips for Storing a Boat Long Term

It is a sad day when you have to store your boat for the winter. However, as the weather starts to cool down and you start putting away your summer gear, it’s time to think about storing that boat of yours. However, the good news is that storing a boat long-term doesn’t have to be complicated.

If you’re not sure how to get started, here are two important tips for how to store a boat long-term so that it is ready for next season.

2 Important Tips for Storing a Boat Long Term

Hull Prep

The first step is to give your boat a good cleaning before storage. This will help reduce any mold or mildew buildup during the off-season.

Spray the entire boat down with water to remove any dirt or grime that may have accumulated over the summer.

Next, use a strong detergent and sponge or cloth to scrub all areas of your boat. Clean off any stains as well, before you rinse it clean. Finally, allow your boat to dry completely before storage.

If there are stubborn spots that won’t come up during the cleaning, make sure to try using a mild cleaner to loosen most tough stains without damaging paint jobs.

Engine Prep

Engine-wise, make sure to change the oil and filter. It’s a good idea to have your fuel tank filled with fresh gasoline before storage as well.

Another important step is checking all belts for wear or damage. If you find any issues, replace them now to be ready for next season when using resumes (especially if you live in an area where temperatures drop below freezing).

Finally, check the plugs on your spark plugs to ensure they aren’t corroded with saltwater and clean off any dirt or debris buildup near each plug lead connection point before storage.

If you’re looking for a great place to store your boat, contact us at Party Barn Boat & RV Storage for all your boat storage needs.

How to Prep for Seasonal Boat Storage

There’s no set time of year to enjoy your boat. Some people use their boat to entertain loved ones and friends in the summer. Other people, enjoy boating in the fall and the soothing energy of the sunset, earlier evenings, and cooler temperatures. What type of boat lover are you?  Owning a boat can be a huge investment. If you truly love your boat, taking care of it is a top priority. More importantly, how you store your boat when you’re not using it is essential. The boat storage experts at Party Barn Boat & RV Storage discuss seasonal boat storage. Keep reading more details below to learn how to prep for seasonal boat storage.

How to Prep for Seasonal Boat Storage

How To Prep Your Boat For Seasonal Storage

1. Maintenance

Maintenance on your boat before seasonal storage is important. For example, if you’re storing your boat for the summer, a professional interior/exterior wash is going to make a huge difference. For a superior clean, pressure washing your boat is highly recommended and makes it easier to choose from either open or enclosed storage.

2. Functionality

Boat maintenance should also include performance. The winter cold can have an impact on the way your boat functions. Before you consider seasonal storage, you should have a professional check your engine, wheels, and other components to ensure they’re running properly. There’s nothing worse than getting your boat out of storage and you start experiencing mechanical problems. Proper maintenance before storage means you’re ready to take your boat on the water in the summer.

3. Professional Storage Facility

Choosing the right storage is also imperative to seasonal storage prep. At Party Barn Boat & RV Storage, we’re conveniently located in Lake Ray Hubbard and Lake Lavon area. With 12 inches of asphalt, we guarantee your boat is sitting on level and sturdy ground. Want access to your boat anytime during seasonal storage? We offer our clients a private access code. You’ll also get more storage space than our competitors offer. Enjoy choosing from closed/enclosed storage options. To learn more about our seasonal boat storage, contact us for more details today.