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As high boating season comes to an end and our seasonal residents head home, this doesn’t mean you can just throw your boat in storage and hope for the best! Before you pack it up for the season, make sure you get your boat properly prepared for its “hibernation.” Here’s what you need to know about caring for Grady White Boats in the off-season.

Create a Schedule

The best way to remember all the off-season tasks for your Grady is by creating a schedule you can stick to. For example, as the off-season approaches, schedule your yearly maintenance. Fish Tale Boats makes this easy by guiding and reminding you on proper service intervals as well as updating you on any maintenance recommendations from Grady-White Boats or Yamaha Outboards.

Fuel System Winterization

If you think you might be out on your last ride of the season, fill up your tank before you head home! According to Grady White Boats’ customer relations representatives, tanks should be kept full to reduce the accumulation of moisture if your boat won’t be used for more than a few weeks.

Don’t Delay on Repairs

The boating off-season is the best time to get all your boat repairs done. Why? Because when boating season starts up again, you’ll be itching to get out on the water and won’t want to wait while your boat is in the shop!

Fish Tale Boats carries authentic Grady-White parts for any boat repair your Grady might need. In our 14,000 square foot sales and service center in Fort Myers, our skilled staff offer everything from marine battery replacements to fiberglass repair. We are also factory-certified by Grady-White Boats to perform all warranty repairs and maintenance.

For more information and tips for caring for your Grady, get in touch with us at Fish Tale Boats. Our knowledgeable and skilled staff of 40+ team members can help you to keep your boat in tip top condition over the off-season months and keep your boat’s resale value high if you end up wanting to sell it in the future. Give us a call at (239) 463-4448 or contact us online to get started.