Boaters Beware As Jack Frost Comes Nare

Boaters Beware As Jack Frost Comes Nare

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.

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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.

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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.  

Gary Heiligman Real Estate Professional advocating and negotiating on behalf of  Buyers and Sellers in  communities surrounding Lake Murray South Carolina including, ChapinIrmo, and Lexington. Real Estate with Gary Heiligman associated with EXIT Midlands Realty, email or call 803-271-9544

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Dated: November 4th 2015
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About Maria: Maria Kitchens is a Real Estate Professional who has lived in Chapin, SC, for the past nine years wi...

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