Protecting Your Boat through Winter

Boat Shrink Wrap is Your Solution!

Owning a boat is a big investment, but one that can bring joy and excitement to your life for many years so long as it is taken good care of. There’s nothing worse than waiting out Boat Shrinkwrap by Unlimited Shrinkwrapthe winter for that first warm day when you can take your boat back out on the water, only to find a list of necessary and costly repairs. Failing to properly winterize and protect your water craft can cause significant damage leading to leaks, fuel degradation, corrosion, and damage to the interior and piping, generally classified as “lack of maintenance” which is not typically covered by most insurance policies. Boat shrink wrap is a perfect solution to winterization for your boat!

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The time and effort you put in before the cold season hits will have a direct effect on your boats future performance and all around life span, and get you back on the water with less effort or money when spring rolls back around. Owning a water craft means getting to know the manual. Using your owner’s manual to make a checklist of necessary tasks is a great first step. Unlimited Shrinkwrap of McHenry is here to help!

Generally speaking, the following should be addressed:
(or you can let professionals take care of it for you!)

Fuel– changing your filter and water separator and filling and stabilizing your fuel tank before storage will prevent the build-up of condensation over the winter months.

Outboard Engine– the engine should be flushed with fresh water, drained completely, cleaned with soap and water and thoroughly lubricated.

Head– The holding tank should be emptied at a proper facility and flushed with fresh water. The use of antifreeze for all pipes and hoses can be utilized after first checking the owner’s manual.

Bilges– The bilges should be cleaned with soap and water, dried and lubricated.

Interior– All valuables, electronics, fire extinguishers and so on should be removed to either be cleaned and checked or replaced over the winter. Leaving your interior perfectly clean and dry will save the headache of doing extra work when warm weather returns.

Coverage– There are many ways to cover your boat, many use simple tarps or custom made fitted covers. But today technology has provided an even better option. Boat shrink wrap will cover a boat in plastic, forming a perfectly snug fit over your watercraft. It is virtually impossible for the smooth and soft shrink wrap material to cause any cosmetic or otherwise damage to your boat and the perfectly seamless fit will keep even the smallest bits of dirt and dust away, while also protecting from more extreme elements like wind, rain and snow.

Unlimited Shrinkwrap offers the friendliest, highest quality McHenry Shrink Wrap Services in the Chicagoland area. Call today for a free estimate for boat shrink wrap at 815-759-8944!
Unlimited Shrinkwrap
2350 W. Rte. 120
McHenry, Il 60051
(815) 759-8944
www.unlimitedshrinkwrap.com