Lake of the Ozarks Boat Winterization
Boat winterizing when you arrive at the Ozarks during winter is something that you cannot overlook. There are a few points that you need to bear in mind in order to ensure you don't return disappointed that your body that was functioning well when you arrived is damaged when you leave. The first thing that you need to do is fill up the fuel tank of the boat up to three quarters of its capacity. It is imperative that you don't fill it up completely since fuel expands in cold weather and takes up more space. On the other hand, if you don't fill the fuel, air gets accumulated in the fuel tank leading to clogging and corrosion.
As the next step in winterizing your pontoon boat, you will have to protect the engine of the boat by removing the spark plug and spraying the insides with "fogging oil" to protect the critical engine parts of the boat during harsh weather. Also, remember to replace the old oil in your boat with fresh oil.
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Boat Winterization at the Lake of the Ozarks
Winterization is the right time to check if the propeller of the boat and the hub are in prime condition. If the propellers have become bent during fishing expeditions, it is imperative to make repairs and replacements during the winterization process. Finally, before you take your boat out, ensure you clean it really well and coat it with a fresh coat of polish to prevent it from accumulating dust and dirt that are difficult to eliminate.
During winter, it is imperative to keep your boat covered at all times, irrespective of whether you plan to dock it indoors or out in the open. The craft of the boat should be well protected to prevent damage due to cold weather. You need not worry about the material the cover is made up of, as long as it covers the craft well.
Though some of these steps seem easy at the outset, this task can be quite cumbersome and time consuming. But, you cannot overlook the process of winterizing your boat in the Ozarks if you really love your prized possession. There are a number of companies in Lake of the Ozarks that specialize in the winterization process. Ensure you look them up well in advance and book their services to ensure the safety of your boat.