After a long summer of boating fun, boaters across the country are preparing their boats for their yearly hibernation. Taking the extra steps will not only protect the boat but will ensure an easier, stress-free launch come springtime!
The Atlantic Hurricane Season is nearing its peak time as we approach late summer and early fall. Though conditions have been in our favor till now, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) still expects an above-normal season in the coming months. To ensure you and your boat are protected, let’s take a look at some resources.
It may not seem like the most stylish item to wear on a hot sunny day, but a personal floatation device can greatly increase your chance of survival in an accident. And if you think you will have enough time to grab and wear a lifejacket in case of an emergency, unfortunately, that is often not the case. According to the United States Coast Guard (USCG), as many as 86% of drowning victims of recreational boating accidents in 2020 were not wearing a lifejacket.
As boaters, we know how important it is to safeguard your vessel from cold weather. Boat winterization protects the engine, electronics and all the other components of the craft if handled properly. Block some days on your calendar this spring to take your boats out of storage and get them ready for the waters! Read on to discover how to properly de-winterize a boat.