How to prepare your boat for a storm

If you’re a boat owner here in the Spokane, WA area, ensuring that your vessel is properly prepared for a storm should be one of your top concerns. Storms can cause severe damage to vessels that aren’t adequately protected and cared for.

Here are some tips from Capital Insurance to help you prepare your boat for a storm: 

1. Check the weather forecast and dock or moor your boat in an area that has minimal exposure to the wind and waves. 

2. Double-check all of your lines and mooring hardware to make sure they are secure and in good condition. 

3. Remove anything that could become loose during the storm, such as antennas, flags, etc., and stow them away safely in a dry place. 

4. If possible, move all electronics (radios, computers, GPS systems) off the boat or store them in a waterproof storage container with extra padding. 

5. Make sure all hatches are closed securely and vents sealed shut with waterproof tape or covers if available. 

6. Check the bilge pump is functioning correctly so that any water ingress into the vessel can be managed appropriately. 

Following these steps can help protect your vessel from potential damage during a storm, giving you peace of mind before heading out on the open water again afterward!

Reach Out To Us!

For more safety tips or to find a policy that will cover your boat, give us at Capital Insurance a call today. We are proud to serve the Spokane, WA area and would be happy to help you find a policy that meets your needs and your budget.

So don’t wait! Call us today!