How to Inspect Your Boat After a Storm

Inspecting Your Boat After a Storm | Breast Cancer Car Donations

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9 Important Things to Remember

In the aftermath of a natural disaster like a storm, the first thing you need to do is to check for the safety of your family and friends. Once everyone is secure, it’s time to assess any potential damage to your property, including your boat, if you have one stored in your shed or garage, or docked in a marina.

Giving your property a thorough inspection is important to see whether there is significant damage and potential safety hazards as you begin to clear out the mess brought by the storm.

It is particularly important to check your boat to make sure that it will still be safe to use before your next trip. Here are nine important tips to remember when checking your boat for damage:

1. Wait for the proper time.

Do not rush to check your boat when the storm has not yet passed. Wait for local authorities to provide the all-clear before you venture out for the task.

2. Use the right gear.

Whether you are checking your home, vehicles, or boat, prioritize safety by wearing the proper protective gear. Gloves, boots, and eye-protection goggles will help prevent injuries from debris.

3. Check the hull.

Look for visible signs of damage like cracks, dents, and missing pieces.

4. Inspect the deck.

Watch out for loose or damaged fittings, railings, hatches, or winches.

5. Check the rigging.

Look for broken lines, frayed ropes, or missing cleats.

6. Mind the engine.

Check for fluid leaks, loose or damaged hoses, and any other engine problems.

7. Pay attention to the bilge.

Make sure that the bilge pump is working properly and that there is no water under it.

8. Check the electrical system.

Look out for loose or damaged wires and check to see if all the lights are functioning.

9. Inspect the canvas cover or shrink wrap.

Make sure there are no tears or holes that could allow water to get in.


What Can You Do with Your Damaged Boat?

If your boat has suffered significant damage and you lack the funds for repairs, consider using it to make a positive impact on the lives of people in need. One wonderful option is to donate that vessel to Breast Cancer Car Donations. We’ll use your donation to help save the lives of breast cancer patients in your local community who desperately need medical and financial assistance.

Our team will sell your boat through an auction and use the proceeds to support the life-saving programs and services of reputable breast cancer nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations use the funding to offer financial assistance to uninsured and underprivileged breast cancer patients. This assistance covers the costs of their treatments, doctor consultations, hospital fees, medications, follow-up care, and other essential healthcare services.

Additionally, our charity partners ensure that disadvantaged individuals have easy access to local healthcare facilities for free breast cancer screening and diagnosis. They also provide essential follow-up care for breast cancer survivors. Furthermore, they use the funding to promote breast cancer awareness, provide prevention education, and offer counseling services to the public.

As such, your boat donation will mean a great deal to the struggling breast cancer patients in your community.

To show you our appreciation for your charitable deed, we’ll promptly mail you the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your car within days following its sale. This receipt will enable you to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

Aside from tax incentives, you’ll also benefit from our towing service. It’s completely free and available anywhere in the country.

Above all, you’ll get to experience the joy and satisfaction of making a charitable act aimed at saving the lives of breast cancer victims.

We accept not just boats but almost all other types of vehicles, including those that have dents, scratches, and defective parts. We accept even vehicles that are no longer running.

To get to know our quick and easy donation process and other pertinent details about Breast Cancer Car Donations, head over to our FAQs page. For inquiries, feel free to call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 866-540-5069 or leave us a message here.

Use Your Old Boat to Help Fight Breast Cancer Today!

Make a meaningful difference in the lives of women battling breast cancer in your community. Your boat donation can help save their lives. Call Breast Cancer Car Donations at 866-540-5069 or fill out our secure online donation form now!