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The weather is getting colder, and the boating season is coming to an end. It’s time to put your boat to winter hibernation and make the preparations so that you can start the next season and smoothly as possible. 

We have gathered a useful list of advice on how to winterize your Q Display. This way you can protect your precious investment and ensure a smooth start of the next season!  

Here’s how to winterize your Q Display

1. Clean the Display and its cover from saltwater

During the summer you and your boat spend quite a lot of time on sea causing the display to gather salt on its surface. Take a wet microfibre cloth and wipe the screen to clean the salt off. Wash the silicone cover too with warm water and let it dry well before putting it back on the display.   

2. Disconnect power

If the Q display is indoors with your boat, the GPS is trying to find a location and therefore consumes more power. We recommend that the Q Display’s continuous power is disconnected, either by disconnecting the battery terminal or the fuse. This way you can prevent the battery from being drained completely. 

3. Using Q Guard during the winter

If you wish to keep an eye on your boat during the winter with Q Guard, remember to provide charge for the battery that provides operating power. Also if the Q Guard is used, remember to ensure that the SIM card subscription continues throughout the winter. 

Keep your boat safe the next boating season 

Winter is a great time to install Q Guard for your boat. Engine thieves will hear the sound of your boat’s sirens and you are able to alert authorities as you get a notification immediately to your phone. With Q Guard you can have a worry free season and focus on relaxing.  Head to our webshop and buy the Q Guard cables for your boat now! 

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We hope these instructions and tips help you when you’re ready to winterize your boat with Q Display! 

Now is also a good time to start following us on Instagram @qexperience to be updated on things regarding your Q Display.