Are you ready to put your Monterey boat to hibernate until spring? We know the last thing you want is for your boat to silently die on its winter bed, that’s why we put together a list on how to winterize your Monterey boat, and of course only the top tips!
Just like you would do a whole fuel treatment for your car, you should do it for your boat. It’s important to treat your boat’s fuel with a stabilizer. According to Boating Magazine, Pennzoil Fuel Stabilizer, PRI-G and Stabil are products that will do the job. Once you add the product, you’ll want to turn on your engine and keep it running for about 10 minutes just to make sure that the product is circulating inside the engine. You could always take your Monterey boat to a shop nearby and have this done for you!
This is another upkeep you should do before putting your boat to hibernate. Having an oil change is crucial because that’s what eliminates moisture and prevents corrosion and if you don’t it’ll just lead to power loss and engine failure.
Now that your Monterey boat is prepped to hibernate or ready to winterize, you have to decide on the best storage option for you. You’ll have to decide between water storage and out of water storage. They both have their own set of pros and cons so it really comes down to how you want to store your Monterey boat.
Before you store your Monterey boat you should do a final inspection. Check your electrical wiring and your propellers. It also doesn’t hurt to take a peek at the hull. This will save you time and headaches in the spring. Finding these problems during offseason will even save you some money since you could probably get a good technician to give you a deal!
When you winterize your Monterey boat, make sure you clean it all the way whether you park it or use a boat lift. Check your lift cables and beams as well as the bunks to make sure there aren’t any worn out areas. Last but not least, turn that frown upside down, spring will be here in no time and with the proper preparations from winterizing your Monterey boat, it’ll be as good as new.