boat storage wilmington nc
September 14, 2015

Tips for Storing Your Boat

Are you a boat owner in need of boat storage in Wilmington NC? Storage options for the winter weather are waiting for you at Street Smart Storage? You will want to make sure you correctly prepare your boat for storage so that when you use it again next season it is in great shape and ready for the water. Whether you will be storing it inside or at a parking lot, you will want to follow some tips for storing your boat. Preparing your boat now can save you lots of time later!


At Street Smart Storage we take boat storage to a new level of protection. If you follow these self storage tips, your boat will be ready to go out on the water next season!

-Wipe down your boat to remove salt water since it can be corrosive

-Leave interior doors and lockers open to circulate air

-Open all drains to prevent pipes from freezing                            ­

-Remove electronics, food items, and fabrics

-Change your oil filter and oil before moving your boat to storage

-Boats left for extended periods should be stored with a full tank of gas and an appropriate fuel stabilizer

-Plug pipes / openings with bronze wool to keep critters from coming in.

-Refresh the coolant system and other fluids before long term storage

-Spray with fogging oil

-Loosen or remove drive belts

-Disconnect battery

-Attach a proper winter cover

Stop by our office on New Market Street today to learn more about Wilmington NC boat storage and how we can help!