For many of us living on the Delta, fall is a time to prepare boats for a quiet winter. While our weather does not usually necessitate extreme winterizing measures, there are some steps boat owners can take to ensure their boat is ready for next boating season.

When pulling your boat out of the water for the last time this season, take the opportunity to give the hull and running gear a good look. Now is the time to check for leaks and to clean, wax or paint as necessary. Flush your cooling system with fresh water, change your engine and transmission oils as well as filters and disconnect your battery. Inboard boats should have their exhaust ports sealed.

Chad Barnard of CB Marine Services said the most important thing when preparing a boat for storage is to get all the moisture out of the engine.


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