To Winterize or Not To Winterize – An Article to Prepare for Winter
This article comes to us from Alan Jones in 2013 and published by Boating World.
For boaters up north, there’s not much choice. Sometime not long after the first Green Bay Packers game is played each year, your boat goes into hibernation for the excruciatingly long winter. If you live up nort’, you know the drill: Give the boat a final cleaning, take everything out, fog the engine, remove the batteries, drain and run pink antifreeze through all the water systems, create a PVC-pipe skeleton inside the boat and cocoon your baby in shrinkwrap until the spring metamorphosis. But what about boaters south of the Mason Dixon Line? Is there a way to keep boats safe and still be able to take advantage of the occasional warm spell? Yes. But one word of caution: According to BoatU.S. insurance statistics, the state with the most reported cases of freeze-related boat damage isn’t Wisconsin or Minnesota. It’s California. Huh? Southern states such as Florida also rank high in this category, mostly because boaters there are less prepared.
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This article originally appeared in the April/May 1994 issue of Musky Hunter. To see more classic articles like this, subscribe…
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