If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Registered epeek's Avatar
    My Boats:
    35 Fountain Executioner
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Lake George N.Y.

    Thoughts on outdoor winter storage

    Just wondering how many guys store their boats
    outdoors for the winter. If so what are your thoughts
    on shrink wrap.
    I usally store mine in pole barn with just my
    regular full cover and havent had a problem,but
    I bought a brand new boat this year and want to
    keep her lookin pretty!

  2. #2
    My Boats:
    42 sonic 1999
    Join Date
    Aug 2001

    Re: Thoughts on outdoor winter storage

    hEY EPEEK,

    Shrink wrap all the way down the gunnals after a good wash and wax. Come spring, rinse the boat off and go...This is the only way to go outdoors....

  3. #3
    My Boats:
    1989 Formula F-311-SR1
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Eastern Lake Ontario

    Re: Thoughts on outdoor winter storage

    Store it indoors, out of the sun, out of the condesation-causing snow on/snow off cycle. Things can get pretty funky under shrinkwrap. Plus, shrinkwrap ain't cheap.

    Store inside with a breathable cover and remove all cloth type materials that will come out (pillows, cushions, life jackets, etc). Open all doors and hatches (not deck hatches) to let air circulate.

    It's worth the money to be indoors.

  4. #4
    Registered Ms PatriYacht's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Blackthunder & Malibu ski boat
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Waterford, MI

    Re: Thoughts on outdoor winter storage

    we have stored most of our boats outside, we had the BT shrink wrapped and the guy did a great job, breathing holes and support posts, he also puts a bag of charcoal in the cabin. I left the cushions and fridge proped open but have always left stuff, like the bed linens & towels in the cabin. etc. We have not had mold in the boat.
    This year we are keeping it inside an unheated metal building. We used our regular cover but left everyting inside the cabin like in years past including the bag of charcoal. Is there a differnce between outside and inside storage when it comes to mold and mildew, I sure hope not!

Similar Threads

  1. outdoor storage?
    By tblrklakemo in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-11-2007, 01:00 PM
  2. Indoor/Outdoor boat Storage Available for New & Current servicing customers
    By LAKESIDE RESTORATIONS in forum New Products and Member Discounts
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-09-2006, 05:51 PM
  3. winter storage help
    By speedchangesyou in forum General Q & A
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-19-2005, 05:23 AM
  4. Outdoor storage no more!!!!!!!!
    By t500hps in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 08-27-2005, 05:04 AM
  5. Winter Storage
    By 36spectre in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-04-2003, 09:17 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:06 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Copyright © 2016 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Original Poster In Postbit provided by Original Poster In Postbit v1.0.0 (Free) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.