Should you hire someone to prepare your boat for transport? If you are having your boat transported, you need to make sure you have everything in order for a safe, damage-free ride. Usually, boat owners prepare their own boat for transport, but you can hire someone to take care of the job for you. Regardless, you need to make sure that it is done properly, so both the people on the boat, as well as your vessel, are safe on the journey. Depending on the boat and the journey, shrink wrap might be beneficial. However, you should consult with the boat transport service for advice about that.
First, you need to drain all water tanks and fuel from the boat. Remove any drain plugs from the hull. If your boat is being transported during winter months, drain water from all water systems, pumps, and air conditioners. Before you dismantle anything on your boat, take photos so you can have a reference for reassembling it later. Make sure all gear above deck and below deck are properly secured. Wrap a layer of shrink wrap over any vinyl interior pieces to offer extra protection. Any electronics and anchors should be removed from the deck, properly padded and then secured in the cabin. If you have a windshield protruding over the flying bridge, make sure you remove it and pad it as well.
If all of this sounds like a hassle, then feel free to call We Will Transport It today, not only can they transport your boat, they can also recommend a service that will help you prepare your boat in advance.
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