Keeping your boat clean and looking brand new can be a task that constantly needs attention. If you live on a lake and store your boat outside all sumer, you especially know this to be true. Between the sun blistering down all day, birds using it as a perch, rain pounding on it, and the family using it regularly, it can be a tedious battle of upkeep. One of the best things you can do for your boat would have to be protecting and keeping your vinyl seats clean. Once those go, your boat definately takes a hit cosmetically.
Being a boater in Michigan, you cant really compain about the weather we have had this year. Its now mid November and we are just starting to see the cold winds from the north roll into the state. I mean, an extra month or so out on the water is never a bad thing, but now its time to kick it into gear and winterize the boat for the upcoming months ahead. Winterizing the boat is one of the last things we want to deal with in the fall, well other than raking the leaves, but its essntial to protecting your investment and utilizing all of your days on the water next spring. Boats can be expensive to own but fixing broken parts due to poor winter preparation can get even pricier.
Unless your a duck hunter or fishing the rivers this fall in Michigan, its probably a good time to think about winterizing your outboard and shrink wrapping your boat for winter. Yes, there are still going to be some good days of boating ahead, but when the thermometer drops, getting your boat out of the water is the last thing you will want to take care of. Dealing with the cold, rain, or possibly even snow will just make the task at hand that much harder and unenjoyable.