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When it comes to winterizing your boat, there are some helpful tips you should be aware of. If you are looking to sell, sell to Sell Us Your Boat.

Winter Comes To The East Coast

Winter Comes To The East Coast

Winter has hit the East coast in a huge way. Depending on where you live you may have seen up to two feet of snow. Unfortunately, during these harsh winter months, it is almost impossible to enjoy your boat. In addition, if you have no space to store your boat, storage fees can add up quickly. Instead, sell your used boat to Sell Us Your Boat for some winter cash!

Winter Damage

There are many ways that cold weather can wreak havoc on your boat. Do you store your boat on jack stands? High storm winds can blow over the boat causing some major damage. Another aspect to consider is how old are your tarps. Older torn tarps can let water in and pooling water over time can cause damage to the boat.

What about stanchions? Using stanchions to help cover your boat, but they are not built to withstand the weight of ice and snow. Also, people have used space heaters to keep their boats warm in the cold. Of course, this is a terrible idea and can possibly cause fires. These are just a few examples of how cold weather can really harm your boat.


Storing your boat for the winter is always a good idea. Especially if it is a good safe and dry place that will keep your boat safe. Some boat owners leave their boats in the water all year, but those are usually warm climate areas, if you do it on the East coast make sure to monitor the weather. Now all this storage and time can really add up.

If you are tired of all the hassles of storing and transporting your boat then it may be time to sell. Luckily for you, the experts at Sell Us Your Boat is always looking to buy boats. No matter the time of the year, we are always interested in your boat. Fill out our quote form today for a great quote on your used boat!


Boating and Bad Weather

Boating and Bad Weather

What to watch out for before bad weather strikes

Bad Weather can change quickly and when you’re on a boat this matters. Thunderstorms, strong winter cold fronts, and large waves should cause any experienced sailor to be on alert. You have to keep your head up and pay attention to your surroundings and make sure that any changes in the weather won’t turn deadly. In Florida, you need to pay extra attention because the weather can change so rapidly. The best way to avoid potentially deadly weather conditions is to follow the following helpful suggestions:

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Is Your Boat Creating Unwanted Expenses?

During the winter in the northern part of the U.S., owning a boat is pretty much useless. More so if you live in areas such as Michigan, New York, or New Jersey.  Although summer boating may be a pleasure many wish to have, during the winter owning a boat does nothing but burn a hole in your pocket. Is your boat creating unwanted expenses? Are you looking to cut expenses and start finding ways to save more money? If so, eliminating one of your largest expenses, such as your boat is a great place to start!

So, you bought a boat out of impulse because, well hey, who doesn’t want a boat? Now you going through your first winter as a boat owner, and have come across issues that you didn’t think about when you were signing the title at the dealership. Such as off-season expenses.

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