Winterization and De-Winterization
Preparing for seasonal changes is definitely something you will want to do if you care about the health of your boat. Being underprepared for seasonal changes can cause damages to your boat that could have been avoided through the correct planning and the use of a professional boat servicing company. Here we explain for you what winterization and de-winterization services are and how they will help to maintain your boat to keep it in its peak condition all year round.
Benefits of Winterization
Winterization is the process of preparing your boat for storage during the winter months so that you don’t pull it back out again during the water season to find something has been damaged whilst it was in storage. Having your winterization procedure completed by a professional can save you thousands in repairs as well as the potential of having to replace your engine. If there is water left in your engine over the winter months, the expansion when this freezes can cause cracks in your engine, necessitating its replacement. Not only can freezing water damage your engine, but also the hull, hoses, pumping systems and refrigerators as well.
There are a number of elements that need to be completed on the winterization check list to make sure that your boat will be adequately prepared for the coming cold. Even if there is not a high chance of freezes during the winter months, it is always best to have a professional complete the process as it will be much cheaper than a replacement engine if that is the resulting damage of the misses process. Boat Repair Lake of the Ozarks will ensure that all water systems are cleared and flushed with antifreeze as well as gas and plumbing systems, electrical items and other protection items. We are sure to speak with our clients to understand their storage plans and work our servicing in with their intentions.
Benefits of De-Winterization
Bringing your boat our of storage for the upcoming season gives the air a sense of excitement as the weather starts to warm up, knowing that you will be on the water again shortly. Before you get your boat out though, it is best to have a professional provide de-winterization services that will not only save you money, but also protect the longevity of your boat and safety of your passengers. Some may think that if winterization has been done that de-winterization is not required, but both are a necessary part of a boats maintenance annually.
The process of de-winterizing your boat is a series of check to make sure that all elements of your boat are functioning correctly and there has been no damage incurred over the winter. These checks include your battery, engine, electrics, gas lines, plumbing systems, oil and cooling systems as well as ensuring that the safety gear within your boat is in correct order. Your safety on the water is our number one priority.