Tucking your boat in for the winter?

For boat enthusiasts everywhere, the end of boating season can be disappointing because on-the-water adventures are about to come to an end and the task of winterization is about to begin.

As you know, taking the time to protect your watercraft through the winter requires an investment of time, labor and money. While winterization is an absolute imperative that can help prevent irreversible damage.

To help you get started, we at The Jordal Agency Insurance of Tennessee have compiled two essential steps to follow.

1. Find the best storage place indoors or outdoors
* If possible, find a place to have your boat spend the winter out of water and well out of the way of inclement weather.
* If you are storing your boat outdoors, check on the level of security. For example: Is there security personnel on duty? Is it a locked facility?
* And if your boat will be exposed to the elements over the winter, make sure it is shrink-wrapped by a professional.

2. Be thorough in winterizing or find a pro
If you're a do-it-yourselfer, the steps to winterizing your boat can be easily found via many online resources.

Your boat owner's manual also could be a great help, as most will include detailed winterization instructions.

Regardless where you get the details, you will ensure a better start come next boating season if you follow a comprehensive checklist now to get your boat ready for winter.

If you're opting out of the do-it-yourself category and instead trusting the pros, you'll want to find a shop that specializes in winterization. Get an appointment well in advance of the assault of inclement weather. To find the best option, consider getting a reference from a fellow boating enthusiast.

Regardless of how you choose to prepare your prized watercraft for the frigid days of winter, we at Jordal Agency hope you enjoy the cooler season as you await the return of spring!
The Jordal Agency has the knowledge, the experience, and the resources to find you the best coverage at the best rate. Contact The Jordal Agency 609-465-7700 or contact us through one of our quote forms, and we'll be happy to answer any of your insurance questions.