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3 Ways to Store Your Boat During the Winter

Whether or not you’re interested in boat outings during the winter, to ensure your boat stays in top shape, you’ll need to store it correctly during the colder months. Since winter is growing closer, it’s a good time to brush up on the storage possibilities available to you and your boat, during this time of the year. 

Proper boat storage is essential. If your boat isn’t adequately stored during the winter, you could be doing serious damage to the entire structure — leading to expensive and tedious repairs, once you bring it out again in the spring. 

Winter Boat Storage Possibilities

Fortunately, depending upon the resources available to you, there are several ways you can store your boat during the winter. Here are some of the most common examples, any of which can provide your boat the protection it needs from the harsh winter weather. 

1. Inside Your Garage

As you prepare to store your boat inside a garage, you’ll first need to ensure that the space is properly organized and cleaned out. It’s no secret that boats are on the larger side, and many garages are relatively small. Don’t force your boat into a space where it doesn’t comfortably fit. That being said, if you can manage to clear out a space in your garage, then this is a perfectly acceptable location to store a boat during the winter. 

If you store a boat in your garage, just make sure that its beam is positioned along the length of the garage door. Additionally, the trailer’s centerline should be placed at the center of the garage. 

2. In a Storage Shed

If you don’t have a garage conveniently available to you, it’s also possible to store your boat in a storage shed. 

Storage sheds come in three common materials — either wood, metal, or plastic. Not only should you be considering the size of the shed, but you should also be taking the material into account. Metal and plastic sheds are more prone to maintenance, and if this maintenance isn’t performed, you could be putting your boat at risk. 

3. Find a Private Parking Area

What if you don’t have a garage or a shed of your own? It’s also possible to store your boat in a private parking area, throughout the winter months. Before storing your boat in one of these parking areas, however, make sure you’ve purchased a high-quality, durable tarp for your boat — this will ensure that it has adequate protection from the elements. 

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