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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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.