Join Date: Mar 2006
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The batteries can be maintained using a small solar panel and a charge controller...
Most things on a stored boat won't deteriorate any faster than if the boat had been sailed, but it is far less likely that you'll catch them as quickly, since you're not on the boat.
If you're going down to the area the boat is in... go visit it.. work the seacock valves, which should be exercised about once a month or so. Give the boat a quick look over to see if anything is looking like it needs repair or replacement.
Run some water through the head, to help prevent the seals and such from drying out. Same with the manually pumped sink faucets, if you have any.
A pair of good solar powered vents will go a long way to keeping the boat smelling fresh and from smelling badly.
Check any varnished woodwork that may need touching up as the varnish breaks down under UV...
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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