Tips To Store Your Watercraft!

You love the water and you love your watercraft even more! That Jet Ski’s your baby! So, you’ve got to treat it like one. Treat it the best you can.

Protect it from moisture
Dry your craft COMPLETELY before you pack it away.

Moisture that is left on your watercraft, especially on the engine is extremely necessary, especially in places with cold climates. If it isn’t properly dried off, the temperature to make that moisture freeze the engine blocks, and cause swelling and cracks.

Salt water left in the engine can cause corrosion of its mechanical parts. You need to make sure you flush that out too.

You should also remember to spray the carburetor and spark plug holes with fogging oils.

Wash it before you store it
It is very important to gently and carefully wash your watercraft down with clean fresh water, so that any salt water residue, dirt or algae would be removed.

Remember to dry it! Then wax it and lubricate the metal areas of it with oil in an effort to protect it from rust. You can even put a rag or washcloth in the exhaust pipe to make sure rodent can’t get in.

Disconnect the battery, fill it with fuel and a stabilizer and then you can go ahead and store it.

Find a Secure Self-Storage Facility
Finally, you need to find a place where you can be sure your craft is safe from the weather and from burglars. Make sure the sun can’t get to it and damage the paint or the seat and ensure the freezing weather can’t affect the engine. Store it in a place where you can always keep an eye on it or where there are security cameras that can. Remember to cover it also – this helps keep it clean and dust-free.

You can use your own garage to store your craft in or in the event that you don’t have enough space, you can rent a space at a self-storage facility. We’ve got what you are looking for concerning self-storage in Ottawa. We’re the number one source for storage in Ottawa and Gatineau. Give us a call so we can discuss your storage locker options at Just Right Self Storage. We’re conveniently located in the heart of Ottawa’s downtown core and only minutes away from Gatineau.