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If you are like most boaters, you have invested a lot of money in your water hobby. Even though taking proper care of your boat over the winter takes time and additional investment, it is worth it. The winter season can do great harm to your boat. Cold and freezing weather can cause severe damage and corrosion. Then, in the spring, your boat may not be safe or water-ready without significant repair.
One of the most important off-season items you need for your boat is a good cover. This will protect your boat from rain, snow and freezing temperatures. However, choose a cover that allows some air to circulate.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|