It’s important to winterize your boat even if you aren’t sure whether your area will encounter freezing weather. That way you’ll have your seacraft in optimal condition for awesome trips and excursions in the spring and summer. Here’s a checklist of things you can do to winterize your boat.
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Winterize Your Boat Checklist

      • Boats come with either an inboard or outboard engine, depending on their specific purpose and manufacturer. You should handle these with some of the preventative maintenance you would do on your car, especially by replacing the oil and oil filters. It’s also important to flush the engine with fresh water, circulate antifreeze through the manifold, spray the cylinders with fogging oil, and wipe things down with WD-40. Finally, make sure all the parts have lubrication with water-resistant grease.
      • It’s common for the stern drive to accumulate lots of algae and barnacles throughout the year, so clear away all of it. Then drain the gear case and look around for moisture. That’s where it’s important to inspect for leaking seals and to ensure adequate fluid levels. If you aren’t sure how to do this, you can either take your boat to a mechanic or follow the manufacturer’s recommendations in the owner’s manual.
      • It’s always a wise idea to have your boat gassed and ready to go. Plus, it helps mitigate condensation in the fuel tank during the off-season. You can also add a fuel stabilizer and replace the fuel filters and water separators. 
      • Many modern boats have their own freshwater systems, which require seasonal cleaning as well. Since it’s “fresh” water, you’ll want to drain it and run a non-toxic antifreeze through the various faucets, water heaters, and fixtures. 
      • There’s probably a lot of expensive gear on your boat. Take some time to remove or secure any important electronics, safety equipment (flares and life vests), fishing gear, and so forth. Don’t forget to cover your boat with a tarp or shrink wrapping.
      • Consider placing Damp Rid or some other dehumidifying device through the cabin and engine room if possible.  Reducing moisture from condensation prevents mold and minimizes corrosion.

At Seaspension, we’ve got your back! One of the best moves you can make to help your boat run smoother is to install Seaspension before winterizing everything. The purpose of all our products is to help you reduce fatigue and enjoy a more comfortable ride.

Our previous clients tell us that getting our pedestal products was one of the best investments they’ve ever made. If you’d like to learn more about winterizing your boat or anything we offer, contact us at 727-216-9639.

How prepared are you to drive your boat through turbulent seas? It’s something you’re bound to encounter at some point if you enjoy the open water. Seaspension has many boating products and solutions for making rough seas more tolerable, but it also helps to know how to navigate difficult waters. 
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Tips for Navigating Turbulent Waters 

At Seaspension, we believe it is most important to be safe and enjoy your time on the water. Our pedestals help you to do just that by mitigating the shock of rough sea conditions and by protecting the captain and passengers from the jarring of pounding across the waves. Do not overestimate your abilities and take your time to develop your boating skills to remain calm and safe on the water.  

Contact us to learn more about the Seaspension difference by calling 727-216-9639.

If you’ve clicked on this link, let us be the first to welcome you to Seaspension! In this article,  you’ll find out who we are, what we offer, and how we can make your boating experience shockingly smooth. We invite you to read on; you might be surprised at how much we have to offer.  
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What is Seaspension?  

Seaspension is the innovator and manufacturer of shock-absorbing boat seat pedestals that reduce the impact you feel while underway. Our story begins with our founding in 1999 by Peter Burer. His ultimate goal was to develop a pedestal that was easy to install and provide comfort and safety for boaters on the water.  

What Seaspension Offers  

Our shock-mitigating pedestals can be retrofitted on a wide variety of boat brands and seating setups. For over 20 years, Seaspension has offered the perfect solution to boaters needing a smooth ride to protect their backs and knees from the jolts of cruising across the water. Our expanded line of pedestal heights meets the need of an ever-evolving market of boat layouts. 

Recreational Boater 

We offer the ideal products engineered for maximum comfort for the casual fisherman or pleasure seeker who enjoys taking to the sea during their downtime. You no longer have to stand during your boating trip to feel secure; you’ll be able to sit down, relax, and enjoy the trip with more pleasure and less fatigue.  

Commercial  

Do you use your boat for business? Maybe you’re a tour guide or towing company. Seaspension can make your employees and customers experience the most comfortable ride they’ve ever had. Working in the commercial boating industry equates to fatigue and long hours of being on the water. You’ll be able to handle the waves and the day's catch with much less stress.  

Military 

We’re proud to offer our products for military use as well. Specially designed for high impact and frenetic speeds, Seaspension will look after the integrity of our military and first responders who risk their lives every day to keep us safe.  

A Pedestal By Any Other Name…

Our proprietary technology offers unparalleled performance across a wide range of applications to meet the needs of boaters today. We believe in providing the very best in comfort and quality.  To get a quote, view our products, and see which one of our systems will amplify the comfort of your next boat trip, visit us at seaspension.com.  

Life is too short to be uncomfortable at sea.

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