Boat Maintenance Tips for Winter and Spring

Boat Maintenance Tips for Winter and Spring

by Veronica Jeans January 01, 2018 1 Comment

How To Winterize Your Boat in Texas - Seabrook MarinaFUEL SYSTEM CORROSION

Winter is a good time for your fuel system to be included in your regular inspection. Check the fuel system for corrosion and leaks around the fuel system causing corrosion. This is especially necessary for gasoline. Some less expensive fuel tank vent fittings are constructed of inferior material, lending to early corrosion and failure. Inspect the vent fittings as well as the vent hose and clamps. If the fitting is blistered or deteriorated in any way, remove it from the vessel for closer inspection, or replace it.


Winter is an excellent time to deal with the hull and topsides of your boat. Maintain the longevity of your color, whether gel coat or paint you need to wax and compound your hull to stave off the effects of oxidation, UV damage, and the harsh marine environment.


First thing to determine is whether your props need rehab or can you clean them yourself. This is a perfect off-season job.

If your props need rehab, make arrangements to have your props delivered back to you in early or mid-spring. This will save you time, plus you will be able to avoid last minute problems, such as finding out that the prop is beyond rehab and needs to be replaced. Most marinas provide this service through other shops that service props full time. Check out our contractors for Seabrook Shipyard.
When you get them back they are usually painted and ready to go. Brass props are shiny and ready for installation.

If your props just need cleaning, apply several clear coats of antifouling. This will help reduce the growth of barnacles, both for fresh water boating as well as salt water boating. Keeping your props free of foreign growth will keep your props operating at maximum performance.

Contact Seabrook Marina Office for Boat Slip Rentals
or Seabrook Marina Repair Yard for your Boat Haul Outs

Seabrook Marina Office & Slip Rentals: 
(281) 474-2586 
Harbor Master:
(281) 615-6057
Seabrook Maina Shipyard:
(281) 474-2588
Marina Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8am -5pm
Saturday: 9am-3pm (summer)
Saturday: 9am-1pm (winter)

LAT: 95 degrees 01' N - LON : 29 degrees 33' N

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March 14, 2016

Winter does seem like the best time to get maintenance on your boat done. I’m not familiar with all marine services, but cleaning the hull and topsides sounds important to me. After all if something were to happen to the hull it could mean disaster out at sea. With proper care though, it should last a while.

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