GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn - Days on the lake are drifting away. But before you stow away the boat, you need to make sure it’s ready.

Home improvement expert Chris Johnson talked with KARE 11 News Saturday and has some simple tips to make sure your boat is protected for the winter freeze and easy to launch come spring time!

1. Wax Now

2. Check the Fluids

3. Prevent Pest Damage

4. Scrub the Bottom

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