Why should I winterize my boat?With the end of the summer season, most boat owners need to start focusing on the time of year when they need a boat winterizing kit for their watercraft in order to properly prepare it for the winter months.
It is well worth your time and investment to properly prepare for winter by protecting your boat.
Due to the harsh nature of the elements, your boat finds itself in while out on the water, as well as months of sitting undercover in lower temperatures, winter can pose several threats to your property.
It is also a good opportunity for the care and maintenance required to keep your boat running smoothly and properly in the months you get back to the water.
Protect your engine by replacing the engine oil, adding antifreeze, flush and drain cooling water, and treating remaining fuel balances.
These lubricants and coolants can negatively affect your motors if left standing for long periods of time, as they absorb the moisture in the air and surrounding area.
Standing water inside the hull of your boat can lead to corrosion, fungal growth, odor, and malfunction of moving parts if not dealt with as well.
A marine winterizing kit will help prepare your watercraft for the winter months.
What tools to use when winterizing your boatTo do the job right, you need the right tools for the job.
Defender has the boat winterizing kits you need to prepare your boat for winter.
Blow out plugs: Assists in clearing all lines using compressed air as well as fresh municipal water.
Permanent bypass for water heater: This system saves you antifreeze and bypasses the water heater while flushing your system.
DIY boat winterizing kits: Keep things simple and use a 'do it yourself marine winterizing kit' from Defender.
Complete the necessary steps to winterizing your craft with this kit and prolong the life of your vessel.
Without the expense or hassle of hiring a dock to do this, you can handle matters yourself!
Antifreeze hand pump: Allows you to manually pump antifreeze into your waterlines for winterization.
Flush Kit Adapters: A quick and easy way to flush front mounted water pump systems
Why Defender?Let Defender be your one-stop shop for your boat winterizing kit.
With over 70 years of experience and a staff comprised of fellow boaters, from kayakers to open water sailors, Defender has the know-how, tools, and experience to keep you on the water.
Or in the case of winterizing, off the water and ready for next season! Contact Defender today!