As a new boater, Joe has just started his journey from renting a boat yearly to buying one of his own. After easing into the lifestyle, he’s confident that this is something he and his family will want to keep doing throughout their lifetime.
When is the best time to buy a boat? Well, that depends on your situation. If you’re looking to get into something fast and it’s the middle of summer, then you’re at the mercy of the dealer and what they have in stock.
As a boater, pulling the boat out and storing it for the winter can be really depressing. I dread this every year and wonder how I'm going to stay busy in my off time during the cold months. Boating brings so much joy to my family and me that we start the countdown to spring immediately.
As a boater, the last thing you want to think about is winter. Now there are those lucky captains that live in a part of the country that stays warm year-round. Regardless of where you boat, there are likely to be chilly months when the boat is not in use.
If you live in a part of the country that gets cold (freezing cold) in the winter, you most likely plan to winterize your boat. Doing so starts before the boat is pulled out of the water and can take a decent amount of time depending on the process that’s best for your boat.
If you boat in a part of the country that begins to get chilly come September, you understand what a bummer the end of the boating season can be. This is usually the time you have to start thinking about what your winterization process will look like.