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Winterizing your boat means more than just focusing on mechanical parts

Even a boat stored in a building over the winter requires more than just mechanical winterizing. For starters, take thorough steps to prevent any vermin from entering your craft, and take steps to terminate them if they succeed. (Photo by Mike Schoonveld)
A spring “shakedown cruise,” is normal practice for many boaters. This is when they go to the lake specifically to check to make sure everything is working as it should be after a winter of hibernation. Usually, if the proper winterizing steps were taken, the mechanical parts of the boat will be perfect. If there are problems, it’s usually something that unexpectedly didn’t weather the winter. That’s why the word “winterize” is important to Michigan boaters.
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