When you aren’t cruising the open waters, you’ll need somewhere to keep your boat. ezStorage offers boat storage solutions that will give you the perfect place to keep your boat. Not only can we provide you with a clean and secure facility to keep your boat, we also provide basic tips to make sure you are properly storing your boat.
Winter Boat Storage
Before storing your boat for the winter, you’ll need to prepare it. Follow these suggestions to get your boat ready for winter (also check out our tips on how to dewinterize a boat).
- Drain the engine oil and refill with new oil. Change the oil filter as well. Make sure to run the engine to circulate the new oil throughout the system.
- Protect the engine with antifreeze. Drain as much water as possible from the inboard cooling systems and fill with marine engine grade antifreeze. You should also purchase an outboard winterizing kit from your local marine store to suck antifreeze into the engine.
- Treat your fuel system. There are several methods used by boaters, but the most common involves draining the fuel as much as possible and refilling with fresh gas and adding a fuel stabilizer. Run the engine for ten minutes to circulate the stabilizer.
- Clean your boat. Before putting your boat into storage, give it a good overall cleaning. Wipe down the interior and power wash the exterior. Remove any safety equipment you don’t want to leave on the boat such as first aid kits or life jackets.
Outdoor Boat Storage
ezStorage has several convenient locations that offer outdoor boat storage. Since your boat will be exposed to the elements, you’ll want to invest in a boat cover. A cover with proper airflow is a good way to protect against mildew and other potential problems. Look for a cover that is strong, water-resistant and made of a breathable material. Boat covers are also a great option to use during boating season because it’s easy to remove anytime you want to take your boat out.
During the winter, you may want to consider having your boat shrink wrapped. Similar to boat covers, you want to ensure that your shrink-wrap allows for ventilation while protecting your boat from snow and rain. You can purchase a do-it-yourself kit or pay for professional shrink-wrapping.
Boat Storage Locations
ezStorage has several locations that offer boat storage solutions. We recommend contacting the location to check on availability and then bringing your boat to the facility to ensure that our spaces can accommodate your boat size before signing a rental agreement. Most boats, RV’s and campers are able to fit into our boat storage spaces.
Visit one of our boat storage locations:
Arbutus / Maiden Choice Vehicle Storage
Bel Air / Abingdon Boat Storage
Columbia / Jessup / North Laurel Boat Storage
Highlandtown / Canton Vehicle Storage
Owings Mills / Reisterstown Vehicle Storage
Pasadena / Glen Burnie Vehicle Storage
Randallstown Boat Storage
Rosedale / White Marsh / Essex Vehicle Storage
South Bowie / Upper Marlboro Vehicle Storage