Tips to prepare your boat for a storm

As a boat owner in the Chicago, IL area, you know that it’s essential to take steps to protect your vessel when a storm is coming. Here are a few tips from us at NCIB Group Inc. to get your boat ready for the next storm. 

  • Anchor your boat securely: Before a storm hits, make sure your boat is anchored securely and check the anchoring line for wear or damage. 
  • Secure items on board: Ensure all items on board are secured and stowed away safely. This includes life jackets, fishing gear, tackle boxes, extra fuel tanks, and other loose items. 
  • Check the dock lines: Inspect all dock lines for signs of wear or damage before a storm hits and replace any that need it. Also, ensure they are properly tied off to ensure your boat doesn’t move or drift during the storm. 
  • Keep an eye on the weather: Regularly monitor weather reports to track the progress of incoming storms so you can prepare accordingly. 
  • Store away electronics: Before a storm arrives, unplug and store away any electronic devices, such as fish finders or GPS units, that could be damaged in high winds or heavy rainfall. 

By taking these simple steps, you can help protect your vessel from potential damage during storms and create peace of mind by knowing that you’ve done everything possible to keep your boat safe!

For more tips, give us at NCIB Group Inc. a call today. We are proud to serve the Chicago, IL area and would be happy to help you find a policy that meets your needs and budget. So don’t wait! Give us a call today!