Winter Services

Winter Services in McHenry, Illinois

At Captain Rod’s Boat Lift & Pier Services, we’re here to be your one stop shop for all your needs to prepare your watercraft for winter every year.
We offer winterizing, shrink wrap, and storage services on and off the chain of lakes.

Winter Pier Service by Captain Rod's Boat Lift and Pier Service

Permanent piers are done year round! Check out our Pier Services page to learn more!

Boat Winterizing Services

Captain Rod’s Boat Lift & Pier Services is your source for boat winterization in Antioch.  Our winterizing services include:
– Disconnecting the battery
– Fogging the motor
– Adding oil to the cylinders
– Stabilizing gas
– Running antifreeze through your motor
– Checking the lower unit
– Pulling of all drain plugs

**boats that are winterized will need to be summarized by us or by the customer**


Shrinkwrap Services in McHenry, IL by Captain Rod's Boat Lift and Pier ServiceBoat Shrinkwrapping

Shrinkwrap is a polyethylene plastic that is formulated to shrink when heat is applied to it. Shrink wrap is used in many different applications throughout the world from boats, furniture and cars to construction, farming and outdoor equipment. When shrink wrap plastic is exposed to heat, it shrinks, forming a tight seal to whatever it is wrapped around or secured to. The shrinking process makes the plastic stronger, when installed properly, allowing it to withstand weather and other elements. It can be used to cover or conceal items, provide protection from dirt or debris, protect against weather including rain, hail, storm, sun and wind, protect for short or long term storage and cover items while being transported.


Boat Storage and Transportation

Boat Storage in McHenry, IL by Captain Rod's Boat Lift and Pier ServiceCaptain Rod’s offers boating storage in McHenry Illinois. Our storage facility is securely gated and monitored under video surveillance.

Pricing for Boat Storage and Transportation

– Delivery transport
– Transport to storage on customers trailer
– Transport to storage on our trailer
– Outside winter storage (all items in storage must be removed by April 15th)


Call Captain Rod’s today at (815)759-9134 for boat winterization in Antioch and all of McHenry County and surrounding areas!