Winterising Your RIB: Essential Tips and How RIBs For Sale Can Assist

We trust you’ve enjoyed a fantastic summer aboard your Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB). But as the chill of winter looms, it’s time to discuss the crucial process of winterising your RIB.

Why Winterise Your RIB?

If you’re considering storing your RIB for the winter, proper winterisation is essential. Neglecting this step can lead to significant issues when spring arrives and you’re eager to hit the waters again.

Always adhere to the manufacturer’s guidelines when winterising. At the very least, a minor engine service is recommended.

Top 7 Tips for Winterising Your RIB:

  1. Stay Active: The optimal way to winterise is by using your RIB regularly. Engines thrive on activity, so avoid letting it sit idle.
  2. Fuel Up: Fill your tank to minimize condensation during the colder months.
  3. Oil Change: Fresh oil can prevent corrosion and engine wear.
  4. Filter Replacement: Ensure your filters are fresh and free from debris.
  5. Battery Care: Remove and store batteries in a warm, dry place. Prolonged inactivity can deplete batteries, leading to potential replacements.
  6. Positioning: Angle your boat slightly upwards. This ensures water runoff from covers and the deck, preventing pooling.
  7. Maintenance Check: Winter is an ideal time for engine and trailer servicing.

This guide isn’t exhaustive but offers a solid foundation for winterising your boat.

How Can RIBs For Sale Support You?

Whether you’re planning a winter hiatus for your RIB or just need a routine engine service, RIBs For Sale is here to assist.

Call us on 02392 397000 or email us to talk to one of our team.

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