Ready Your Boat for Spring

Ready Your Boat for Spring


The calendar says it’s spring, but temperatures in many parts of the country still dip below freezing. For boaters and anglers, these frigid temperatures can turn a cool-weather excursion into a boat-damaging nightmare without taking proper precautions. Mike Schoonveld explains:

“Freezing water is the danger, so drain everything ASAP after a late-winter or early-spring trip. There are three main areas of concern: the engine, the bilge and any water-holding compartments.”

Just like preparing a boat for winter, it’s possible and wise to get your boat ready for spring with few expert tips and a little pre-planning.

Photo by: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service