We have to take extra care of our boats when the boating season is winding down. And most of the insurance companies won't cover damage done by our negligence and lack of maintenance. I suggest the best place for your boat to be during the winter is out of the water, under cover, in a climate-controlled boat storage area. This could be expensive and if you don't have this option then you could try shrink-wrapping your boat. Bottom line please make sure your boat is well covered. Is there any other tips for this ??