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Spring Checkup Tips Not To Miss for Boat Owners

February 15, 2023

As the end of the winter gets closer, it will soon be spring, and you will be ready to take your boat out of storage. As part of this process, you must check on your boat and its condition after being in storage. Here are some spring checkup tips not to miss for boat owners to ensure your vessel is in good condition.

Remove Your Wrapping Carefully

If you used shrink wrap on your boat before putting it in storage, remember to remove the cover carefully. Make your first cut on the bottom edge of the wrap that is parallel to the ground. Keep your cut close to the cockpit of your stern so that you do not scratch any paint.

After pulling away the wrap from the boat, cut the inside layer. This allows you to remove layers from the boat instead of cutting toward it and making scratches. Angle the knife away from yourself to avoid injuries.

Check for Unwanted Animals

If you did not use shrink wrap on your boat, you might have unwanted pests who made their way aboard. These can include rodents who used your boat as a temporary shelter to protect themselves from the winter weather. After cleaning up their mess, consider using shrink wrap before storing your boat this year to keep animals from intruding on your property.

Look for Mold or Mildew

Another spring checkup tip not to miss is to look for mold or mildew that may have formed. Even if you used shrink wrap, you might not have prevented moisture from building inside, leading to such problems. However, there is a solution to prevent this from happening in the future.

After wrapping, you can apply a vent that breathes for your wrap and eliminates moisture. You can use a plastic vent, which you insert after making a hole in the wrap and securing it with adhesive. A stealth vent slides over the wrapping; secure it with shrink wrap tape on the outside.

These products will allow you to do a better job of storing your vessel for the winter. Visit Buffalo Shrink Wrap’s website and let us help you keep your boat safe and secure.

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