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Old 05-09-2002
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Spring commisioning help

I just bought my first boat, a 1984 Sabre 34, and was wondering about what needs to be done for the spring commisioning. The boat has been out of the water all winter.

What needs to be done to de-winterize the engine? The freshwater system? The head?

I come from a little boat sailing background, so all this big boat stuff is new to me...

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Spring commisioning help

make a list, go at each system systematically

1 Electrical: service and charge and install batteries, check bilge pump, fresh water pump, radios, radar,lights, etc.

2. Engine: change motor oil, filter, fuel filters, check/change fresh water, inspect raw water impeller, belts, disconnect raw water pump if on land and test run engine. check charging system

3. Fresh water system: clean, rinse tanks, add water and run pump, inspect for leaks and flush out antifreeze. etc.

4. Plumbing: check,service all sea cocks, check all hoses and worm clamps, put water in head and check operation, macerator operation, etc

5. mast and rig: Inspect standing rigging, running rigging, blocks, roller furler, sails, genie tracks, etc.

6. Propane system
7. anchor system
8. clean and service winches
9, Steering system
10, Refrigeration system
11, bottom paint
12 wax topside

13: etc.

Good luck, I''m going sailin now
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