Indoor Or Outdoor Boat Storage – Which Is Best?

Cleaning your boat has always been your main point of worry and to that effect, you have the best custom boat cover available to protect and keep you boat clean. The main effect is that whenever your boat is under the safe covers of your cover, all the dirt that had been destined for your boat have a better place overt the cover. Thus, briefly, the boat cover gets the best of dirt around the storage area. As a result, there is always a need to have your cover cleaned occasionally if keeping the cleaning routine as frequent can prove that difficult.

Dust, bird droppings, tree sap, salt air and moisture not to mention the intense heat of the sun can all damage the finish, prop or interior seats and chrome finishing of your pride and joy. Snow and Ice can also take their toll, especially if the climate rises above and below freezing as we all know water expands when frozen. Don’t let the environment cause unsightly blemishes to your boat. Why not purchase a boat cover? Boat covers are available for all makes and models these days. They even have console covers and outboard motor covers. The Elite brand offers a quality product along with other manufacturers such as Budge.

Your second option is to purchase a ready made Bayliner boat cover, which can very well be perfect as the company itself manufactures them with their boats in mind. All you have to do it is to provide them with a model number of your boat and they will do the rest.

Most people will tend to go for the services of specialist, but if you are not for the idea, especially having in mind how expensive it can be, you can do it on your own and save on the cash you could have used on cleaning via a commercial expert. The first factor that people may not even consider when it cones to planning to clean the boat cover is the availability of water. The boat cover is not that small and washing it will mean lots of water if the cleaning is to be sufficient and satisfying. If possible, you can carry the cover to the source of water where you enjoy your boat ride and have all the water in the world. Do proper rinsing and wash away all the effects of detergents.

The Captain makes the rules, but you don’t buy the gas and pay the ramp fees. It is still a good idea to bring some drinks and food, unless the bimini tops for boats these things included with the fee you pay.

When it is time to order your cover, you should take accurate dimensions of the boat. Measure it yourself. Do not count on the dimensions supplied by the manufacturer. To find the center line length, measure from the tip of the bow to the center of the stern. Add the length of any extensions, such as bow pulpits, transom brackets, and swim platforms to the center line. To find the beam width, measure the boat at its widest point. Measure the distance from the bottom of the keel to the highest fixed point in order to get the height of the boat. If your boat is a t-top, be sure to measure the boat console to ensure a proper fitting. Most covers are designed for single engines with bow rails up to 24″. For dual engines, simply order the next larger size.

All in all I learned quite a bit from the race even though I was spectator and would have loved to take a lap around the course, maybe next time. I must say my curiosity is so peaked am looking to building a hydroplane as my next project.