On the Water

Winterizing: TLC for Your Boat

End-of-season care tips for a healthier, happier craft

By Dan Armitage
Published: October 1, 2005
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Photo by Dan Armitage
A sure sign of autumn for my family is pulling the boat from the lake and putting it under wraps behind the cabin for the winter. Actually, the annual fall ritual is a bit more complicated than that, but it can be accomplished in a short autumn afternoon and the effort expended in correctly storing the boat ensures the spring launch goes much smoother.
   
Here are eight tasks for boat owners to tackle before Old Man Winter takes over.
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