Winterization Standard Plans

Winterization Dare Marina

Please contact our service department, Dare Marina, to determine which service is right for your boat. You may email, fax or bring the form with you to the office to schedule your selected service.

Shrink-Wrap Service

  • $18.00 Per foot
  • Vents: $5.00 each
  • Door: $25.00 each
  • Dehumidifier Buckets: $12.50 each

Minimum Winterization All Makes & Models $245.00*

Note: Winterization rates apply to most common stern drive and outboard applications. Additional fees may apply for big-block engines, inboards, and engines with non-OEM filters or other non-standard components.

  • Add fuel stabilizer to fuel tank based on fuel level
  • Start and run engine in recirculating tank with antifreeze solution until normal operating temperature is reached.
  • Internally fog engine with fogging oil
  • Note any items needing repair

 4 Stroke Outboard Standard Winterization – 150hp & below $475.00* above 150hp $525.00*

Note: Winterization rates apply to most common stern drive and outboard applications. Additional fees may apply for big block engines, inboards and engines with non-OEM filters or other non-standard components.

  • Add Fuel Stabilizer to fuel tank based on fuel level
  • Start and Run engine in recirculating tank until normal operating temperature is reached.
  • Change engine oil and filter
  • Internally fog engine with fogging oil
  • Replace fuel/water separating filter
  • Lubricate cables & steering components
  • Visual inspection of all nuts, bolts, fuel fittings & hoses
  • Coat entire engine & electrical components with rust preventative
  • Lubricate grease fittings
  • Drain & refill gear oil
  • Grease propeller shaft
  • Disconnect battery(s) or switch off battery switch
  • Drain bilge of any water
  • Note any items needing repair

Standard Sterndrive Winterzation – Mercruiser & Volvo  $535.00*

Note: Winterization rates apply to most common stern drive and outboard applications. Additional fees may apply for big block engines, inboards and engines with non-OEM filters or other non-standard components.

  • Add fuel stabilizer to fuel tank based on fuel level
  • Start and run engine in recirculating tank until normal operating temperature is reached
  • Change engine oil & filter
  • Internally fog engine with fogging oil
  • Check V-Drive, clutch oil levels (where applicable)
  • Check power trim, trim tab & power steering oil levels & add fluids as needed
  • Replace fuel/water separating filter
  • Lubricate cables & steering components
  • Visual inspection of all nuts, bolts, fuel fittings & hoses
  • Inspect engine belts
  • Remove & Clean Flame arrestor
  • Coat entire engine & electrical components with rust preventative
  • Lubricate grease fittings on engine & outdrive
  • Drain & refill gear oil
  • Grease propeller shaft
  • Disconnect battery(s) or switch off battery switch
  • Drain bilge of any water
  • Note any items needing repair

2-Stroke Outboard Standard Winterization –  $285.00*

Note: Winterization rates apply to most common stern drive and outboard applications. Additional fees may apply for big block engines, inboards and engines with non-OEM filters or other nonstandard components.

  • Add fuel stablilizer to fuel tank based on fuel level
  • Run agent through engine to clean internally
  • Internally fog engine with fogging oil
  • Replace fuel/water separating filter
  • Lubricate all grease fittings, cables and steering components
  • Coat entire engine with rust, corrosion preventative
  • Drain and refill gear oil
  • Grease propeller shaft
  • Disconnect battery(s) or switch off battery switch
  • Drain bilge of any water
  • Note any items needing repair
  • Check power trim, trim tab & hydraulic steering levels and add fluid as needed
  • Start & run engine in recirculating tank with antifreeze solution until normal operating temperature is reached

Additions to Winterization Packages

Outdrive Inspection Per Outdrive

Mercruiser $150.00* + Gear Oil & Seals                 Volvo $200.00* + Gear Oil & Seals

  • Remove outdrive & reinstall w/new seals/gaskets
  • Pressure Test Seals
  • Grease Universal Joints
  • Inspect bellows, shift shaft & engine alignment

Onboard System – $90/hour plus Materials*

  • Drain fresh water system to include hot water heaters & fill with non-toxic potable antifreeze
  • Circulate through fresh water systems including hot water heaters, wash-downs, sinks fixtures, shower drains & head systems.

Please Note:  for all services above, additional charges could be applied due to:

  • No keys to start engine
  • No start, dead batteries
  • Accessibility of parts/components
  • Plugged strainers
  • Corroded/rusted partsNo guaranteed
    es from damages caused by freeze if request is not received and work order dated before first freeze

If winterization is done after first freeze additional labor may be required to thaw and inspect frozen parts/components – time and materials will be billed
Services provided with your winterization are not a substitute for your engine manufacturer’s recommended schedule maintenance.
If you have not received verification that the winterization is complete by the date you requested, please contact our service department to verify that your winterization is complete.

* All pricing is per engine, before tax and subject to change

NO GUARANTEES FROM DAMAGE CAUSED BY FREEZE IF REQUEST IS NOT RECEIVED AND WORK ORDER NOT DATED BEFORE FIRST FREEZE