Preparing Your Boat For Self Storage

Admin | March 27, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

There are many different ways to store your boat during the off-season, but many people prefer the high level of protection that self-storage offers them. Even with all the protection that's offered by storage units in facilities like Rock Safe Self-Storage, there are some steps you have to go through before storing your boat in one of the units. Follow the guidelines below to keep your boat in good shape and ready to use for the following season. 

Safeguard Your Boat's Finish 

Before you park your boat in Storage in Arroyo Grande CA, take the time to clean off all the surfaces with quality cleaning products. Also, consider waxing your boat for an added layer of protection. Once it's completely clean, fit it with a specially designed boat cover that will keep moisture off it and prevent rotting and mildew. Even when storing your boat indoors you should use a cover as an added layer of protection against leaks and other potential issues. 

Protect Your Boat's Battery and Engine

If you'll be putting your boat away into storage for many months at a time, there are some additional steps you should take to protect your battery and the engine on your boat. Start by removing the battery and storing it in a cool and dry location. You may want to consider storing it at home and treating it with a battery tender to keep it in good health over time. Also, take the time to flush out your engine's coolant, drain the fuel line, and lubricate your propeller shaft to prevent it from rusting over time. 

Choose a Secure Location with Ample Space and Access

The last step to properly storing your boat is to look for boat storage facilities that meet all your storage needs well. The facility should be conveniently located, but more importantly, it needs to have enough room for your boat. Rock Safe Self-Storage offers units up to 10' x 30' in size, which should be large enough for many makes and models of boats today. The facility is protected by alarm systems on each unit, it features full video surveillance systems and offers drive-up access with easy-open roll-up doors. The location is ideal for boat storage as long as you have a boat that will fit. If your boat doesn't fit, you'll have to rely on less-protective outdoor storage, or more costly specialty boat storage solutions instead. 

A facility like Rock Safe Self-Storage offers the perfect conditions for storing most boats out of the elements. Follow these steps to protect your boat while it's tucked away, and it will be ready to go when you take it out of storage later on.