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December 14, 2020

4 Ways of Safely Storing Your Vessel

Fall is already here, which means that winter days are not far behind. For boat owners, it’s a time to get their vessels winterized and ready for hibernation. Failing to do so could lead to damaged boat parts from nasty winter elements. This, in turn, could cost you hundreds or even thousands of bucks in repairs.

If you’re a first-time boat owner, you need to learn about the measures you have to take to protect your watercraft from extremely cold temperatures. Storing it properly is one of the best ways to ensure that it will still be in great shape when springtime arrives.

Keep your boat warm and safe by storing it in any of these places:

  1. Indoor dry stack storage

Most boaters who don’t have enough space on their property prefer to leave their watercraft in dry stack facilities. Almost all marinas come with their own dry rack storage. In case you’re not familiar with how dry stacking works, the workers there will stash your boat on a vertically stacked rack along with other boats.

If you don’t intend to use your boat during the entire winter period, this might be the best solution for you. Your vessel will be placed under a covered roof, giving you the guarantee that it will not be damaged by the cold weather.

  1. Outdoor storage facility

Storing your boat outdoors means exposing it to snow, hail, ice, and dirt. That is why most boat owners don’t do this. However, there are outdoor boat storage facilities with roofs where you can park your boat. Some of these facilities offer the added option of shrink wrapping, a viable way to safeguard your boat from outside elements and harsh weather.

  1. Self-storage facility

Self-storage facilities are created for large vehicles such as buses, trucks, RVs, and big boats. If your main concern is accessibility, this option should work well for you. They offer 24-hour accessibility and drive-up access, and you’ll be the one to store and retrieve your boat yourself.

Keeping your watercraft in a self-storage facility is probably the safest option. These facilities offer maximum security. They’re equipped with security cameras, fencing, passcode entry systems, unit alarms, and security personnel. For these reasons, a self-storage facility tends to be more pricey than others.

  1. Garage

If you have a big enough garage space, it can be the perfect storage facility for your boat. You won’t be shelling out cash anymore and your boat won’t be anywhere near outdoor hazards. Moreover, you’re free to access your boat anytime you wish to.


How You Can Help Veterans Facing a Bleak Winter

It’s good that you have several options for storing your boat to protect it during wintertime.

Sadly, some veterans in your community are homeless and uncertain about how they’ll fare this coming winter. They’re among our veterans who can’t find decent jobs that can enable them to support themselves. Some even suffer from service-connected disabilities and mental health issues.

We at Veteran Car Donations would like to invite you to join us in our mission to improve the living conditions of our former servicemen and servicewomen.

If you own an old car or just about any type of vehicle that’s already a burden to you, you can turn it into a tool that can uplift the lives of our suffering veterans. You can do this by simply turning it over to us.

We’ll sell your donated vehicle through an auction and use the proceeds to help finance the life-enrichment programs of our veteran-focused nonprofit partners. Thanks to you, the needy vets in your community will have great opportunities to receive free quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.

Donating to us is quick and easy. We won’t trouble you with unnecessary steps or complicated paperwork. All you have to do is contact us.

You’ll also be amply rewarded for your donation. We’ll provide you with our free and fast towing of your unwanted vehicle wherever you had it parked or stored anywhere in the country.

Your charitable contribution will also entitle you to receive a maximized tax deduction in the next tax season.

Perhaps more importantly, your act of charity will give you a feeling of intense satisfaction, knowing that you’ll be helping transform the lives of the heroes residing in your community.

As previously mentioned, we accept other vehicle types aside from cars. They don’t even have to be in proper working order when they enter our program.

To learn about our donation process, check out our FAQs page. If you have any questions or concerns, call us at 877-594-5822 or write us your message here.


Reach Out to Our Heroes Today!

When you make a vehicle donation to us, we will make sure that your gift will help address the problems faced by the needy veterans and their families in your community this winter. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form now! 

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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