> The Best Way To Protect Your Boat During The Winter Seasons Is Shrink Wrapping

Boat shrink wrap recycling program and steps to be followed

Boat shrink-wrap is made of low-density polyethylene (LDPE), which can be recycled and used in the manufacture of new products such as plastic bags, guard rail blocks, wheel chalks, lawn edging, plastic banners, and plastic lumber. In boat shrink wrap recycling program, we offer marina operators and boaters a welcomed cost effective alternative to recycle boat shrink wrap. Our experts give clear explanation about various types of winterization and the Shrink wrapping services for all our customers. The important steps to be followed after the boat shrinks wrapping are as follows:


  • Remove all lumber, metal zippers, reusable vents, rope, and other non shrink-wrap materials like batteries, soda cans, screws and nails from the shrink wrap. The doors and vents may be reusable next year.
  • Keep the shrink-wrap as clean as possible gravel, sand, and excess dirt make the recycling process more difficult.
  • Maximize the amount of shrink wrap that will fit in your storage area and reduce water weight by rolling the shrink-wrap into a bundle up to five feet long, similar to a rolled up sleeping bag.
  • Tie the bundle with a strip of shrink wrap or ribbon strapping. While rolling, try to keep the shrink-wrap clean.

Thus shrink wrap is a drum-tight, seamless, fire retardant, shrink wrap film cover that withstands high winds and can last up to one year in the sun. We then lubricate external steering shaft, tilt tube and other moving parts with mercury 2-4-C lubricant and spray engine with corrosion guard to prevent corrosion.

The step by step procedure involved in boat winterization process

Residual acids and moisture left in the crankcase over the winter can pit bearings and other vital engine parts, so it is important to change the oil just before laying up the boat. For best results, run the engine for a few minutes to lower the oil’s viscosity and allow it to pick up impurities. Shut off the engine, change the oil, and replace the filter. Restart the engine and run for about a minute to circulate the fresh oil to internal parts. While it’s running, check to make sure the oil filter isn’t leaking. Replace the fuel filter and change the fuel filter canisters. Like the oil filter, the fuel filter should be checked for leaks while the engine is still running. If your boat runs on gasoline and your gasoline has ethanol in it, the ethanol will absorb moisture over the winter. If it absorbs enough water, the ethanol can separate from the gasoline, creating a caustic mixture at the bottom of your tank that can damage the engine. This process, called phase separation, can only be completely prevented by emptying the tank. Most boat engines use water drawn from outside the boat to cool the engine. seawater is pumped directly through the engine block casting, head assembly and exhaust manifold, and then returned overboard with the unwanted heat.