Winter Houseboat Storage - any tips on how to winterize your boat?
Typical houseboat storage shrink warp.
It's time for winter houseboat storage, and wondering how to winterize your boat? I don't want the cold weather to cause any damage to our houseboat.
The marina, or should I say the boat storage yard wants to charge $68 an hour, is there some things that I can do myself?
The houseboat has two V8 engines, Mercruiser outdrives, and a portable generator. Should I have the boat covered with the blue shrink wrap?
We're very sad about closing up the houseboat for the winter, it was our first summer with it, and we loved it. So glad that we bought a houseboat.
Any tips are greatly appreciated. Mark & Heather. Reply - Answer
Well Mark & Heather, glad to hear that you enjoyed you're first season with the houseboat. Unfortunately in some areas, the houseboating season must come to an end :(
The reason behind winterizing a houseboat for the winter is to reduce the risk for damage from the elements.
For a good overview, have a look at the link for Outdoor Winter Storage Tips for Houseboats
Spend the time now to prepare you're houseboat for the winter, and come spring, everything should be easier and quicker to launch her.Lastly
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Thanks again for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats
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