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19 Nov, 2021
Boat Maintenance , Boating , Boating Beginner
By James Bright
How to Winterise a Jeanneau Power BoatAfter a full season of cruising aboard your Jeanneau powerboat, it is time to prepare it for winter storage, sheltered from the weather. Choose a dry dock or an in-water storage solution, at a shipyard or in your garage. It is important to be well prepared for the winter season and ensure the protection of your Jeanneau powerboat in order to maintain optimal condition. For a thorough cleaning before dry storage, here is our advice:
RINSE THOROUGHLYExposing your powerboat to UV rays, salt, sea water, and diverse other exterior aggressions throughout the sunny months, your hull will need a thorough cleaning before winter. To best protect your boat, we advise you to proceed with a full fresh-water rinse. The deck, handrails, stemmed fitting, and bench seating must all be rinsed to remove impurities before storage. You may also choose to use specific cleaning products for the surfaces to be cleaned, available at your Jeanneau dealership. For any cleaning project, do not forget to equip yourself with the appropriate protective clothing and gear.
STRIP DOWN THE BOATRemove all electronic appliances and equipment from your boat to protect them from the humidity and cold of winter. All fabric elements on board should be stored in a dry location to ensure their protection.
WINTERISE YOUR ENGINE
To guarantee the smooth function of your engine in the water next season, entrust your Jeanneau dealer with the task of winterising your engine. It will rinsing the engine, putting antifreeze in the cooling system, refilling the oil, as well as replacing the filters in the fuel system, and checking the water pump. You will add an additive in the fuel tank to prevent any bacterial development in the fuel and will also need to fill the fuel tank to avoid condensation. Beforehand, charge the engine batteries and disconnect them to maintain their performance.