Here’s a basic “don’t wait until spring” jobs list. Top off the fuel tank(s) to prevent condensation. Change engine oil and filter (even if they don’t have many hours on them), change the transmission fluid, maintain the cooling system as per the engine manual, lubricate anything that needs it above and below decks, wipe down all surfaces below decks with a fresh water and mild bleach solution to get rid of salt atmosphere deposits and prevent mildew. Maintain the outboard engine. That’s the bare minimum; then tackle the rest of your much longer lay-up list
Priscilla Travis spends more than 110 days each year on the water, takes photos, and writes about nautical topics.