The advantages of indoor boat storage

Owning a boat by the sea with your unique name fixed to the side could well be considered as a pinnacle as far as boat ownership is concerned.

Pay a visit to any dock or mooring and you’ll see plenty of boats floating on the water with the owners not too far away. In fact, some of them serve as a home – ready to set sail on the next adventure. Gone are the days of having to negotiate traffic.

With summer and the festive season right on the doorstep, people will be getting their boats ready to fully immerse in the sunshine, but what happens to boats during the winter season when it is too dangerous to be on sea?

Gumtree lists the advantages of storing your boat indoors:

Little to no maintenance

During the winter season, owners have all the time to carry out maintenance or repairs to get it in shape for summer. Because it’s not stored on water, the motor and underbody has no chance of algae damage.

No blisters

Some boats are made up of fibreglass and with it being outside of the water, gives it a chance to dry itself out because leftover water can result in osmotic blisters which gets into the fiberglass laminate layer.

A safe home

Knowing that your pride and joy is stored safely in either your backyard or indoor storage facility, there is virtually no risk of it being damaged by the elements or by means of an accident. Additionally, the top section can be covered with stretchable material to keep out dust and debris.

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find local property information close to home.

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