TIPS FOR PREPPING YOUR BOAT FOR STORAGE

There are many reasons why you might find yourself in need of a storage facility for your boat. Maybe you have deed restrictions on your property or are temporarily relocating. Whatever the reason, at Big Item Storage, we know you want your boat to be in the same shape when you remove it from storage as it was when you put it there. Our units are perfect for keeping your boat protected on the outside, but taking a few precautions can help protect it inside as well.

Removing the battery is standard for many different vehicles, and your boat is no exception. But new boat owners might not realize that you also need to remove the bilge drain plug to get rid of excess water from your boat. The gas tank is another component that needs some extra care. Make sure to completely fill the tank and add a gas stabilizer. Afterwards, run the engine for about 15 minutes.

If there is any damage to the hull from sun, water, or other causes, you should have that repaired before storing your boat. Left unattended, these problems can worsen while your boat is unattended. You should also check to make sure your trailer is in good condition. Replace any corroded pieces and ensure that the lights function properly. Finally, it’s a good idea to go ahead and restock supplies, from first aid items to life vests so you won’t be caught unprepared when you remove your boat for use. Just make sure that these items are stored in completely dry areas.

Whether you’re storing your boat, RV, or other large items, Big Item Storage can accommodate your needs. Both our Rockport and Corpus Christi locations are clean and secure. For more information or to reserve your spot, check out our website here or call us at 361-937-2423 (Corpus) or 361-238-7177 (Rockport).