Things to Keep in Mind When Boating in the Winter
Summary: If you want to take your boat out to the water during the colder winter months you should understand that it is not the same as boating during normal weather conditions.
If you are a boating enthusiast you might want to be able to take your boat out during any time of the year. Unfortunately, boating during the summer is not quite the same as boating during the harsher winter months. If it gets colder where you boat, then there are some tips you should keep in mind to stay safe.
Store When Not Using
It is not uncommon for a doctor to prescribe medication to treat a condition you might have. This could come in the form of pills, injections, or topical treatments. Even if you do not want to take the medications, you understand they can change your body for the better. Similarly, as much as you might want to leave your boat in the water throughout the year, you must keep in mind that there are certain steps you need to take to keep the boat in healthy condition.
The colder weather could harm certain components, possibly even freezing some pipes or circuits. If there is water in a pipe that begins to freeze the pipe could rupture. Check with Turtle-Pac and other stores you have equipment from to learn how the equipment will hold up in harsh conditions. Keep the boat in storage when you are not using it, in order to prevent costly damage.
Your body is not designed to naturally handle harsh weather. Bladder tanks for yachts might have durable exteriors to withstand hot and cold temperatures but your body can freeze up in the colder winter months. Come prepared with water-resistant layers and thick clothing to keep your body both warm and dry.