Boat Winterization Services & Boat Motor Winterization
An important part of standard boat maintenance is to ensure that your boat has been appropriately winterized. Tanglewood Marine offers comprehensive boat and boat motor winterizing services for outboards, inboards and stern drives. We recommend protecting your boat from the harsh Chicago winter that can corrode or permanently damage sensitive boat machinery. We will ensure that your boat has a comfortable and uneventful.. winter season, and is in tip-top shape for next summer.
Winterizing Boat Exterior: Prepare for Proper Boat Storage
- We inspect for stress cracks
- Pressure Washing
- Remove battery and recharge
- Check steering and power trim fluids
- Check propeller/hub
- Touch up nicks and scratches
- Boat Cover repair and custom covers made
- Boat shrink-wrap
- Detail boat exterior
- Gel Coat Protectant: Remove gel coat stains through polish or compound depending on the condition of your gel coat, then seal the newly repaired gel coat with a superior wax.
Winterizing Boat Motor:
- Spray electrical connections with moisture repellent
- Spray entire engine with anti-corrosion treatment
- Check fuel line and bulb
- Replace water pump impeller
- Lube engine coupler splines
- Drive service
- Change gear lube
- Flush cooling system
- Check plugs, wires, rotor, cap, belts, adjust tension, hoses, fuel screens
- Check shift/throttle cables and settings
Lube shift/throttle cables and linkages
- Add gas stabilizer
- Drain block, manifold, circulating pump and coolers
- Fill block, manifold and circulating pump with antifreeze
- Check gimbal bearing
- Grease U-joints and gimbals
- Change oil and oil filter Winterizing Boat Interior:
- Detail interior- Spray with Vinyl Protector
- Carpet steam cleaning Boat Trailer Winterizing:
- Check & Repack Wheel Bearings
- Replace Front Wheel Dolly
- Install Spare Tire Mount & New Spare
- Install New Winch Strap
The price for winterizing a boat varies depending on the customer's needs and boat requirements. This service typically takes a few days to complete and the benefits can last for up to a year or more. We also recommend this service if you plan to store your boat and not run it for any time exceeding 3 months.
Tanglewood Marine also offers Boat Storage contact us for availability and rates.
Tanglewood Marine LLC specializes in boat repairs. We provide service for most brands of boats, motors, outboards, lower units, stern drives, or jet drives. We are family-owned and operated boat repair shop serving the Chicago-land market since 1989. Our marine supply store maintains a large inventory of new parts and boat accessories, as well as, used, reconditioned and high performance parts. Can't find a part give us a call and we will find it for you.....fast!
Our marine supply store is fully stock. In 90% of the cases we have the item here and if we dont we can usually get it for you next day and theres no extra shipping charge. Just give us a call and ask!
We proudly service Mercury, Mercruiser, Mariner, Force, Johnson, Evinrude, Volvo SX, Mercury Sport Jets, OMC Cobra, Yamaha outboards.
Tanglewood Marine is the home of the "Crazy Rythm" offshore race team. Our racing experience enables us to offer unparalleled service and repair capabilities to our customers. We have also achieved the distinction of being rated as a Mercruiser Premier Dealer, so you can be assured of the best service available for your boat.
Trailer Repairs - We also do boat trailer repairs, including bearings, rollers, bunks, brakes and rewiring.
Gelgoat & Fiberglass repairs
We do transom replacements, bottom paint, custom paint, floor replacements and gelcoat repairs. We can re-condition your old boat with our new 3 stage buff and wax. Insurance work is welcomed!
Interested in selling or buying a boat?
Let us broker your boat. We have people call us all the time looking for an used boat. Are you interested in buying an used boat? Let us help you out. We will perform a pre-purchase boat inspection and we stand 100% behind it ! We take your worries away from the purchase.
Whether you are interested in having your boat serviced, or upgrading the performance of your boat or youre interested in buying a used boat, our knowledgeable mechanics and staff are eager to assist you in any way possible.
The boat experience you will receive here is like no other boat dealer shop!
Come by and visit us.