4 Simple Projects To Upgrade Your Boat This Winter

The ice on the water hasn’t started to melt but that doesn’t mean you can’t whip the tarp off the boat to get it ready for fishing season. Sure some Texans and Floridians have ideal waters year-round but y’all can take a second too and see if your boat needs an upgrade.

We’ve put together some simple projects to upgrade your boat this winter. Take a look and share your winter projects with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #TEMPRESSUpgrade.

1. Replace Worn Out Boat Seats

Installing new seats for your boat over winter can dramatically improve your experience on the water once boating season starts. Not only will your friends be jealous of your stylish new boat seats but they’ll be so comfortable they won’t get off the boat. Don’t miss this chance to check out the highly anticipated, ProBax Series seats. They are ergonomic and feature break-thru patented features. And like all TEMPRESS products, designed with an angler in mind.

All TEMPRESS fold-down seats and Helm seats have passed ABYC’s Impact test making them some of the safest seats on the market.

ABYC Impact Test

2. Create More Storage with a Hatch or Deck Plate

We all have trouble keeping our boat organized because of the lack of storage.  Installing a hatch can instantly increase space on the boat while holding your gear in a safe and dry location. Instead of putting flies and lures in a random bait bag you’re bound to forget, install a cam hatch with a TEMPRESS hatch liner and place a tackle box insert inside.

Replacing a hatch can be intimidating but it actually is fairly easy. Check out our easy to follow TEMPRESS Hatch install video and make this your next weekend project.

3. Review and Replace Rod Holders

Winter is the perfect time to review your current rod holders set-up for trolling. Worn out rod holders have the potential to break at importune times (i.e. big fish!) so why not look for a trusted and most widely used brand for 35+ years like FISH-ON! products. Whether you are mounting our FISH-ON! Rod Holders directly to your gunnel or on a 1” rail, we have optional rod holder mounts to match your fishing style. Also, don’t forget to keep rods organized and tangle-free with an easy to install FISH-ON! Triple or Double Rod Rack that also provides a place for your filet knife, lures, and other gear.

FISH-ON Rod Holder Install

4. Increase Comfort with Armrests

Why not add armrests to your current fold-down boat seats for extra support? The new TEMPRESS armrests system will fit any boat seat that is equipped with the standard 5.25” x 5.25” mounting pattern. All our armrest brackets are steel powder coated with black and accented with plush upholstered marine grade vinyl pads. Simply mount in-between existing pedestal/swivel and your current seat. We have a variety of colors to meet your needs so check out which armrest matches your seat the best.

Other Easy Projects with TEMPRESS:

  • Replace your seat cushion…it’s time.
  • Add more organization with seat packs.
  • Replace hatch and deck plate gaskets without breaking the bank.
  • Drink more with Boatmates Cup Holders!

Start Upgrading!

We are all itching to get out on the water and with these simple projects, your boat will be ready to go. Check out the TEMPRESS Store for more gear that will upgrade your boat before the season starts.