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How to Store Your Boat During the Offseason

As fall sets in on Woodbridge, NJ, it's time to say goodbye to those hot, sunny days on the water. Many residents in our area put away their boats in mid-September, but not everyone has a personal dock or adequate boat storage at home. It's important to winterize your boat if you want to avoid unnecessary weather-related damage. Access Self Storage is here to help, with a few tips on the dos and don'ts of storing your boat this fall.

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5 Tips for Storing Your Boat

Do: Clean out your boat thoroughly

A clean boat is a pest-free boat. If you have storage compartments for food, empty them for the coming winter. Pick up and throw out any perishable items that may spoil and attract ants, rodents, and other pests.

Don’t: Store your boat in the driveway

Storing your boat in the driveway means saving money. However, it gets in the way when it sits in front of your house, making it difficult to pull into the garage or park other vehicles. When you’re not using it, there’s no point of keeping it so close by.

Do: Rust-proof exposed metal areas

The snow will fall in Woodbridge, NJ as it does every season, putting your boat at risk of weather damage. Covering your boat helps to keep moisture off of rust-prone areas, but it pays to do some weatherproofing to exposed metal parts if you want to keep your boat in tip-top shape for the coming spring.

Don’t: Rely on boat docks

A dock offers easy access and keeps your boat on the water, making sure that you’re ready to go once the weather turns warmer. However, docks don’t always have the best security, and you may have to pay unfair docking fees.

Do: Invest in personal boat storage

Putting your boat in self storage benefits you and your watercraft in many ways. For one, you’ll always have 24-hour access and advanced security. You can drive up and drop off your boat with ease and have it protected in its own space for as long as you need.

Store Your Boat with Access Self Storage

When you want to store your boat and have peace of mind in Woodbridge, NJ, Access Self Storage has you covered. You’ll have a dedicated spot to keep your boat protected and secured for the fall season. You won’t have to worry about paying docking fees, dealing with the elements, or taking up space in your driveway or garage.

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