Winter Prep List
In order to help us prepare your boat & engine for winterization services and storage, there are a few things you can do to help save time & money. The following is a list of recommended actions a boat owner should take before leaving a boat with us for the winter season.
Remove all garbage, food items, personal gear, including towels, clothing, and paper goods. Where possible remove cabin cushions. Mice love these things and neither your insurance company nor Ocean House Marina are responsible for varmint damage.
Empty Water Systems
After October 1st, all water tanks and hoses should be drained. An early freeze, prior to our staff getting to your boat, can cause damage to your systems.
Porta Potties and Holding Tanks
Porta Potties and Holding Tanks should be kept empty after October 1st. Ocean House Marina has a dockside pump out and Porta Pottie station for customer convenience. Avoid extra charges by taking care of this ahead of time.
Keys for Customer Convenience
We have recorded many of your key numbers but we don’t have all of them, including padlocks and cabin keys. Make sure our staff has your key numbers or a set of keys.
Dock Lines and Fenders
Please leave a set of dock lines and fenders on board so that we can tie off boats in the spring.
Stabilize fuel before your last trip. This will allow the treated fuel to pass through the entire fuel system and save you money. Please inform us that you have performed this.
Note: do not top off fuel. The current suggestion is to leave fuel systems as empty as possible.