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Keeping your boat smelling fresh through the winter

Garmin’s Tip of the Month, Feb 2012

Submitted by
Allan Kovitz,
Point Pleasant, NJ

When winterizing your freshwater system, save the antifreeze jugs, cut off the top half and dry them out. Add about one pound of baking soda to each and place them around the inside of your boat for the winter. They will absorb odors, and when you uncover your boat in the spring, she won’t have that musty smell. Be sure to place jugs in your refrigerator, ice maker, lockers, and anywhere else odors typically accumulate.

This article originally appeared in the February 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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