Storing your boat will keep it safe from damage that can be imposed upon it during storms, the winter, or just not using it for a long period of time. Before you do put it away you need to have it serviced. Bring it to your mechanic and ask them to look it over to see if there are problems with it.
You should first fill up the gas tank and ensure to add some fuel additive. By doing this you will aid to prevent any fuel oxidation or erosion from occurring. If you plan on storing it for a long period of time than take away any cushions, liquids, fishing tools, gizmos, or other items that are not built into the boat.
Make sure to leave the compartments open so that they have the ability to ventilate and prevent anything from growing inside if they are wet. Fully charge anything on board before disconnecting them. You will also need to drain the water from the bilge region and also the lines. Make sure that the drain plug is kept out.
Wash every nch of your boat as well as the carpets. Wax the outside and make it almost looking like new. By doing this you will assist to keep the boat from eroding. Do not forget to grease the engine, shaft, winch, and under the cowl.
When you are finished with this you are not ready to keep it in a big shed on your property or cover it with a form fitting boat covering. For simple storage during the season that you are constantly using it all you require is an air arch boom tent. This will allow you to keep it in the water but shelter from the weather. All of these are simple to utilize and can be purchased at your nearest sport or fishing store.