5 Things You Should Do When Storing Your Boat in Courtenay

After a fabulous season of boating on the open water, it’s time to store your boat in Courtenay and let it rest before the next glorious season.

Boats are often a major investment and definitely something that you want to be kept in tip-top shape, so where do you store your boat in Courtenay during the off-season?

How to Store you Boat in Mill Bay with Pacific Rim Storage
Pacific Rim Storage in Courtenay is the perfect facility to store your boat or water vessel. Our gated facility has security lighting, surveillance cameras, and a resident manager to ensure that your boat is safe and secure during the off-season. While we can keep your boat safe from a number of threats, there are five things that you should do before storing your boat to ensure that it’s ready for next season.
  • Batten Down The Hatches, If You Will

    To avoid the risk of damage to your boat in high winds or rough weather, we recommend that you tie down ropes, sails, and tarps.

  • Drain Internal Liquids

    During the winter months, it is important that your fuel tanks, water tanks, and ballast tanks are empty to prevent the risk of freezing and cracking. Make sure to drain all liquids before storing your boat.

  • Remove & Charge The Battery

    To prevent damage to the battery, it is recommended that you remove it, make sure it gets a full charge, and store it in a safe, dry place for the winter. No one wants to pull the boat for the first time and experience a dead battery!

  • Keep Exhaust Ports Sealed

    If your boat has exhaust ports, it’s a good idea to seal them (you can use duct tape) before storing to prevent pests from entering and clogging the ports.

  • Cover With Boat Wrap

    The last step before you store your boat for the season is to use a custom cover for your boat and utilize boat wrap to protect your vessel from the elements. You may want to consider hiring a professional to properly wrap your boat.

Storing Your Boat in Courtenay

Enjoy peace of mind when storing your boat in Courtenay with Pacific Rim Storage, especially if you follow these key maintenance steps.

If you’d like to learn more about our boat storage offerings, call our Courtenay location at
(250) 338-1052 or get in touch with us here.