Gord Pyzer’s top 5 tips for winterizing your fishing boat

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ELECTRONICS STORAGE

The operating temperature range of your state-of-the-art chartplotter and sonar unit is between -20°C and 70°C, a threshold that’s typically exceeded on the lower end during Canada’s cold winters. That’s why you should remove the units from your boat and store them somewhere warm in padded protective cases.

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It’s also wise to place mothballs inside the boat compartments where your electrical wires and transducer cables are routed. Mice are fond of wintering inside the confines of a snug, shrink-wrapped boat, and they will gnaw and chew on the wires and cable. Fortunately, they detest the smell of mothballs, and it drives them away.