Boats are a great way to enjoy summertime activities, whether fishing, swimming or just cruising around. However, after you're done using your boat, whether for the next couple weeks or the season, you need a secure place to store it.

Instead of keeping your boat under a tarp that doesn't offer much protection, you can choose a secure place with boat storage. At Airtight Storage, we offer various sizes in an extremely protected facility.

When you're preparing to store your boat in a storage unit, these tips are here to help you ensure it's kept in excellent condition.

Tip 1: Fill the Gas Tank

Whether you will be using the boat again soon or not for months, it's essential to fill up the gas tank. You don't want to run out of gas on the water. For more extended vehicle storage periods, adding a stabilizer to the oil tank is also a good idea to prevent corrosion.

Tip 2: Change the Oil

While you don't have to change the oil every single time you store your boat in the summer, you should do so before storing it for longer periods. When you change the oil, you help clear out any water or other problem materials that could have gotten into the system.

Tip 3: Apply Fogging Oil

When you don't plan to use your boat for a while, you want to prepare the engine for storage. It's vital to apply fogging oil to the components. However, it's essential to check your owner's manual and ensure you're prepping the engine correctly.

Tip 4: Clean the Interior

Even if you're only storing your boat for a few days, you want to remove excess moisture in the boat's interior. It's also a good idea to wipe down any dirt and do an overall clean. Moisture trapped in the interior can lead to mold, mildew, and other damages that are expensive to repair.

Tip 5: Clean the Exterior

It's just as important to remove excess moisture from the boat's exterior before placing it in boat storage. After you take the boat out of the water, it's always wise to wipe it down. Then, before you put it away for storage, ensure you've cleaned and given the boat some time to dry.

Tip 6: Place a Storage Cover

Finally, ensure you have a secure, high-quality boat cover. While a storage unit does protect your boat from the elements, a cover can also ensure that dirt and dust don't get into your boat.

Now that you know simple tips on preparing your boat for storage, it's time to ensure you have a secure place to keep your boat when you're not using it. Contact Airtight Storage today to learn more about our boat storage options.

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