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Preparing to Haul for Winter
This is the end of our first year owning our Sabre 34, and the first time we'll be hauling. We bought her last year when she was on the hard, so we've gone through spring launch, but not fall haul.
I have lots of info on actually winterizing, and that's not what I'm asking about here.
I just want to make sure we're sufficiently prepared to actually haul the boat--I don't want to be "that guy" at the boat yard (totally unprepared to haul).
Here's the current plan:
- Dinghy and outboard off the boat, since they'd be in the way when we haul
- Pump out thoroughly (flushing out with water and re-pumping)
- Top off the fuel tank and add stabilizer.
- Empty most of the water out of the fresh water tanks, and drain the rest of it when I winterize on the hard
- At the yard, just before hauling, drop the genoa from the roller furling and remove the main from the boom. If time permits, remove the dodger, but of course we can do it on the hard too.
Understanding that there is much to do to actually winterize, is there anything else I need to be aware of or do before we haul?
Thanks as always for your help!
1984 Sabre 34 Mk I