Ready Your Boat for Spring


The calendar says it’s spring, but temperatures in many parts of the country still dip below freezing. For boaters and anglers, these frigid temperatures can turn a cool-weather excursion into a boat-damaging nightmare without taking proper precautions. Mike Schoonveld explains.

“Freezing water is the danger, so drain everything ASAP after a late-winter or early-spring trip. There are three main areas of concern: the engine, the bilge and any water-holding compartments.” … [continued]

Just like preparing a boat for winter, it’s possible and wise to get your boat ready for spring with few expert tips and a little pre-planning.

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Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Shannon Rikard
Shannon Rikard is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for conservation and wedding and portrait photography. The Archery Trade Association and National Wild Turkey Federation have published her work. A self-professed word geek, she enjoys Wheel of Fortune, crossword puzzles, and finding a dynamite synonym to illustrate any point. After starting her career in public relations with a national conservation organization, she ventured out on her own with Copper Door Studios.