Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tips to Prepare Your Boat & Lift for the Off-Season

As the summer boating season comes to a close, you may be thinking about preparing your water toys and dock for the off-season. It's important to protect your investments and prepare your boat and lift for the winter months. With proper care, you have a better chance of ensuring your boating season will kick off smoothly next spring! Take a look below to learn how you can prepare your lift and boat for the off-season!

Prepare Boat Lift for Winter

Your boat lift should be maintained at least twice a year. Once in the fall and again in the spring. This process can double check all the fittings are tight and your lift is ready to take on the damage that may happen during the coming seasons. Catching a small repair early is important to help prevent further, more permanent damage.The potential for damage during the winter months is strongly due to freezing water. Your lift hoses, connector arms, and tubs can all be damaged by the freezing temperatures. While we are checking over your lift before winter hits, you can go ahead and schedule your spring check up, as well. We look forward to ensuring your lift is ready for the harsh winter weather!

Prepare Dock for Winter

As winter nears, it's important to think about the wellbeing of your dock. Freezing water can cause a number of issues for docks. We can install de-icers near your dock to help keep the water moving - therefore reducing the chance of it freezing. This can drastically reduce the potential damage to your dock, lift, and boat! It's a great way to protect your investment this coming winter!

Prepare Boat for Winter

As we near the cooler time of year, it's time to prepare your boat for winter. It's important to winterize your boat every year. This process drains fluids from your boat to help reduce the chance of damage due to freezing. Draining the fluids can help protect your engine and help prevent a crack in the engine which can be a costly repair.

Now that you know how to prepare your boat and lift for the upcoming winter months, you're ready to get started. As the best boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we want to help you protect your investment this winter. If you notice any damage to your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks this winter, contact Summerset Boat Lifts and we'll be out to repair your lift in a hurry!

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065
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