Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Yeocomico River, VA
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Rep Power: 12
We do the following:
Of course, pressure wash the bottom.
Winterize the engine raw cooling w/non-toxic antifreeze,
change oil if not done earlier in the season
replace fuel filters if not done earlier in the season
inspect raw water impeller if not done earlier in the season
inspect engine belts
inspect trans fluid
winterize fresh water system w/non-toxic antifreeze
run non-toxic antifreeze through head
run non-toxic antifreeze through bilge pumps (auto & manual)
run non-toxic antifreeze through A/C unit
pull running rigging & replace with tracer lines, pull anchor line
wash all lines, dry & coil
put mineral oil on plastic compass bubble and cover with plastic bag; oil & bag all exposed winches
remove sails, fold, and bag
remove sail/winch/wheel covers, dodger, bimini (& anything else in blue sunbrella), leather-wrapped steering wheel
wash covers, bimini, etc. in laundry soap, hang to dry, fold & store
pull batteries and bring home; put on trickle charge for winter (flooded cell batteries)
cover boat with tarp
wax topsides (we should do this, but don't anymore because it's usually too cold and gets dark too early)
remove all linens, towels, toilet articles, food, cushions, & anything else that can get musty
open all interior storage drawers, hatches, compartments, doors for ventilation.
Takes about 8 hours total.
Sabre 38 "Victoria"
Last edited by Sabreman; 08-27-2008 at 11:00 AM.
Reason: added items that I forgot when I wrote the first draft