Boating and fishing are terrific ways to enjoy our coastal areas and waterways in South Carolina. At Extra Room Self Storage, we believe in making life easier for our friends, neighbors, and customers by offering safe and convenient boat storage in Myrtle Beach. Store your watercraft with us during the fall, and you’ll enjoy affordable options, reliable security, and easy access with your key code! Our friendly on-site manager is always there to provide top-notch customer service.
Our Myrtle Beach location spans nine full acres, so we have plenty of outdoor storage for your boat and trailer. Aisles are wide for easy maneuvering as you move your sailboat in and out of your storage area. Individual storage spaces are long enough to accommodate most types of boats and watercraft, along with motors and trailers.
You can store your ski boat, sailboat, fishing boat, rowboat, and more with us during the fall and winter. We also offer secure, yet easily accessible, storage for kayaks, surfboards, paddleboards, and wakeboards, plus Jet Skis, off-road vehicles, and other outdoor toys, too. You can also rent parking for your extra cars, trucks, SUVs, RVs, and more in our outside storage areas. Whatever you need to store this fall, we offer the affordable solution you’re looking for in the Myrtle Beach area!
Contact us today to learn more about our boat storage options!
If you intend to store your boat for the cold months of the year, it’s crucial that you properly winterize it in advance. Otherwise, you risk your boat coming out of the winter worse for wear, possibly even in need of repairs.
There are a few simple steps to the process; don’t skip any of them, or you may end up regretting it.
The oil in your boat after a season of use has acids and moisture in it that could corrode the inner workings of your boat while it sits in storage. You’ll want to replace engine and gear oil according to manufacturer guidelines shortly before storing.
If temperatures drop low enough, the water used for cooling in your boat can potentially freeze and cause damage, so you’ll want to completely clean, flush, and drain the system for the winter. Make sure you look up the specific instructions for your engine and follow them exactly!
Fuel under normal circumstances can break down quite quickly, becoming a gummy mess that will wreak havoc on your boat when you bring it back out of storage. You don’t drain fuel away for storage, though; instead, you’ll want to add a chemical fuel stabilizer that will prevent that degradation for the winter.
This is important: You can’t drain your fuel and skip the stabilizer, because the fuel residue inevitably left behind will be even more likely to deteriorate into gunk and cause problems.
In winter storage, your boat’s normal mechanisms to stay oiled and protected won’t be in action, so you should do some extra work to protect your engine and any components which are supposed to be greased. A fogging oil spray across the exposed surfaces of your engine and a fresh application of marine grease according to your engine manufacturer’s specifications is thus necessary for a secure winterization.
We recommend you wash and winterize your boat/engine if storing long-term and use your fitted boat cover. If you need more tips on storing your boat in Myrtle Beach this fall, contact our team today!
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Extra Room Self Storage is the trusted local Myrtle Beach storage facility for boat and vehicle storage. Contact Extra Room Self Storage today. Or reach our Myrtle Beach location by calling 843-236-9633.