Boaters on Lake Murray around Chapin, Irmo and surrounding areas have it easy. We used to have a lake house in Deep Creek Lake Maryland where the lake would freeze over every winter. That meant we had to have our dock floated down the lake for out- of-water storage and of course the boat had to be kept at a marina. Now that we live on Lake Murray , we are loving that we don’t’ have to hassle with the winterization stuff we had to do in Maryland.
Even though it doesn’t get too cold around Lake Murray (Ok, I guess cold is relative and 30 degrees is cold for here but we were used to many nights of 0 degrees and colder!) it is still boat owners beware of old Jack Frost. Even a few nights of below freezing temperatures can crack a boat engine, damage fiberglass or split hoses.
As cold weather approaches, the Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS) dug into its claims data and found that more than three quarters of winter-related claims involved cracks in the engine block or exhaust manifolds. Now, the national boating services, safety and advocacy group has available at no-cost a 15-page “Boater’s Guide to Winterizing” that can help boaters avoid costly and preventable repairs.
The checklist is available here. So captains take warning as the colder weather approaches. Take a look at the guide and make sure you do all you can to protect your boat.
Chapin, SC is known as "The Capital of Lake Murray" and with good reason. The residents of Chapin enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with the convenience of the city. Columbia, SC is just a quick 20 minute drive and shopping is even closer.You are embarking on an exciting journey, be sure that you find agents that will take time and share your enthusiasm during this process.
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