Global Marine Insurance: How to Winterize Your Boat

Ready or not, winter is here. And as a boat owner, it’s time to prepare your boat for the cold. Depending on your location, you may or may not have already winterized your boat. But if you haven’t, or are looking for some direction, here are some tips from Global Marine Insurance on how to properly winterize your boat.

Winterizing the Engine

Make sure you flush the inboard engine with fresh water, and wash the outboard engine with soap and water. To make sure that all the fuel is drained, disconnect the fuel hose from your outboard engine and run the engine until it stops. Your main goal in doing this is to eliminate moisture, because any water that freezes can lead to cracks.