Winterization Time is Here!
It is almost time to winterize our boats. Last season we witnessed a very mild. Don't let that fool you. Winters on east Tennessee lakes can be cold. Many people who performed their own boat winterization experience problems in the spring. Remember, when you have a certified mechanic winterize your boat, you're not only paying for their 2 hours of labor at the time of winterization, you're also getting a guarantee that come spring time your engine block will not be busted. Sure you might be able to do the same winterization yourself and save a few bucks, but if you end up with a cracked engine block will it be worth what little you saved by doing it yourself?
This is one Do It Yourself job where the pros do not outweigh the cons.
We've included a list of mechanics around our area to make it easier for you to pick up the phone and schedule your winterization work.
*Disclaimer: Information for the businesses below is provided for your convenience and personal use. While we have experienced quality and professional services with these companies, YourNewBoat,LLC is in no way associated with them and provides no guarantee of service.
South Holston Lake, Boone Lake, Watauga Lake
Tennessee River (Chattanooga)
Tennessee River (Alabama)
Center Hill Lake
Center Hill Sports Marine
Cumberland River, Percy Priest Lake, Old Hickory Lake
Erwin Marine of Nashville
*Be sure to verify that any mechanic you call to perform any work on your boat is a Certified Service Technician for your engine (MerCruiser, Volvo, etc) and ask them if they guarantee their winterization (be sure to keep your receipt at least until Spring, however it is good practice to retain all service/maintenance records on your boat as it is helpful for resale). You can also check with your Marina for references as they usually have a list of Certified Mechanics who are also insured and they're comfortable with having them working within their harbor.
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