Preparing Your Boat for Winter
When the boating season is winding down and you do not boat in a year around boating area, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your valuable recreational asset. The time and effort you spend in the fall will have a definite effect on your boat’s performance, or lack of it, and certainly save you time, effort and money come spring. You should remember that your insurance policy may not cover damage done by lack of maintenance or neglect. Be prepared and this is the first step!
Robert Jones from Robert Jones Marine Technical Services will be join us to give tips and walk us through properly winterizing our boat – sail or power! Robert will dive into key areas of your boat that are most effected by winter conditions – your drives, water system, air conditioners, hull and more.
Port Dover Yacht Club Members: Free
Guest Speaker: Robert Jones, Certified Marine Mechanic, Master Technician
Many area boaters may remember me as I grew up at Norm’s Bayview Marina at Long Point.
I am a factory trained technician including Mercury/Mercruiser, OMC, Volvo, Johnson, Evinrude, Honda, and Suzuki. First reaching Master Technician level in 1992 with OMC. A graduate of Humber College’s Small Craft and Marina Technology program, I have more than 25 years experience working on boats ranging in size from small inflatable’s to 75′ charter yachts. Most of the experience has been earned with typical sport fishing and family boats. I have worked from here in Ontario to the Caribbean both as a service technician as well as a service and marina manager.