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The warm weather has already started making an appearance in many parts of the country, and soon we’ll all be enjoying our favorite outdoor activities. And when the sun is out and the skies are blue, it means it’s the ideal season for boating! Good thing the temperature slowly rising is a clue that it’s almost time to bring out your spring and summer toys from storage; that way you can make sure that your boat cover, top and interior are all in tip-top shape before heading to the water. You’ll also want to check for damage sustained while in storage.

Are you itching to sail off into the sunset? If so, the time is now to visit marine restoration and upholstery shops in Colorado Springs to get your boat ready for spring and summer!

Boat storage covers

Whether you invest in a custom-made boat cover or pick up a generic (yet high quality) cover from a boat shop, it’s crucial that you protect your boat during both the on- and off-seasons. The good thing about basic universal fit covers is that they are relatively inexpensive and easy to find. But if you want the best fit possible for your boat, then you should opt for a custom cover made specially for your specific boat make and model. Custom covers can also be adjusted to go over customized boat add-ons. The important thing is that you use a cover that is both water repelling and breathable.

Bimini top for boats

The best way to protect you, your family and other passengers from the outdoor elements is to install a bimini top on your boat. This type of boat top can protect you from intense weather, allowing for hours of fun on the water without fear of going home crispy or with a cold, as it blocks out harmful UV rays and acts as a rain cover. Other benefits of bimini tops include easy setup and breakdown, their ability to be interchangeable and their affordability for boat owners. Also, thanks to the many vibrant color options, your visibility out on the water is enhanced with a bimini top.

Boat interior

After taking your boat out of storage this season, inspect it closely to see if any restorations are needed. Do your seats need reupholstering? Could the floor benefit from new carpet? Does the interior siding look free of damage? Updating these features, as well as making any necessary repairs, can ensure a good boating season. One final piece of advice: have the boat interior professionally cleaned to remove that “it’s been in storage” smell, as well as treat any mildew growth and remove ground-in debris in the carpeting.

At Rocky Mountain Upholstery Company, we offer all the marine upholstery services you will need to ensure a safe and fun spring and summer on the water. What’s more is that, when you visit marine restoration and upholstery shops in Colorado Springs, you can rest assured you’ll be sailing in style. Call and speak with one of our knowledgeable boat specialists today!