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As this is my first year with an inboard engine, I have a question- are all of you hardcore winter sailors re-winterizing your engine after each sail?
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< I don't think I'm gonna get any points for winter sailing, since we're currently in Florida >

I assume you have to caveat this; it only counts if you're north of, say, 40 degrees latitude?
WingNWing,

It all counts. If you're dodging floating coconuts, all the better!

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As this is my first year with an inboard engine, I have a question- are all of you hardcore winter sailors re-winterizing your engine after each sail?
Bubb,

I use a small, fanless 70 Watt heater in the (well insulated) engine compartment. I put it next to the prop shaft, not right under the engine. I've heard something about a light bulb in a coffee can, but light bulbs burn out.

In the past I've driven to the boat at 2:00 AM on a bitter cold night, looked at the shore power cord's little red light, and turned around and driven home. So last January I put a webcam on board, aimed at a thermometer. If the webcam works, shore power is still connected. This year I bought an indoor/outdoor wireless digital thermometer for $10 at Ace hardware. The remote will go low in the engine compartment. I also got a little 12v to 5v converter to run the webcam off the house bank. I'll see both temperatures on the webcam, even if shore power is disconnected. Even with shorepower disconnected, I can know what's going on, and calmly plan accordingly.

One idea is to use self-regulating heat tape along all fresh water lines, so I wouldn't have to use any antifreeze for the showers, sinks, etc. It costs us a few hours and $100 in antifreeze to winterize everythibg (4 heads, 5 sinks, 2 pumps, 1 accumulator, 1 water heater, and 1 transom shower). The investment would pay off over time, and I'd still be able to use the sink.

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Brad, Happy you posted pics, as I am much challenged in that dept.

Sailing alongside Bene505 Sunday evening was last sail on my boat this season.
I really do not wimp out each year at this time...the Mrs. informs me it's time to put
up the Christmas decorations/lights (sadly not on the boat)...and that marks the seasons end. Fortunately I have intrepid friends (Bene505/Brad) who sail throughout the winter.

Pictures should have been better (again much challenged) but I must say it was hard to hold camera still after inquiry for extension cord from Bene!!
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Hugo -- I have only few pictures of your boat from Sunday, that I took with my Andriod phone. One of the crew had a real camera, so we mostly used his. I'll ask him for the pictures next time I see him, and send them to you.

All - Here's some shots of Hugo is his natural environment. This guy sails exceptionally well. He would spill air from his jib to let us catch-up, even though we had almost twice the waterline length.

Hugo off the starboard bow!


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a sweet looking boat!


I managed to get a picture of Hugo with the setting sun behind him. I'll have to get it and post it here. Like I said, after I realized we had a real camera on board, I stopped using my phone to take pictures.

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< I don't think I'm gonna get any points for winter sailing, since we're currently in Florida >

I assume you have to caveat this; it only counts if you're north of, say, 40 degrees latitude?
You are awarded a number of points equal to the number of hours spent sailing, divided by the temperature in Kelvins.
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Anyone in S.E. CT or RI sail all year?

I'd love to go for a ride
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Anyone in S.E. CT or RI sail all year?

I'd love to go for a ride
DavidPM sails with me regularly. He drives down from Westbrook. You might want to send him a Private Message (PM).

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I was out for about 1.5 hours monday. Breeze was very light, first south, then north. But with neither waves nor wakes even WS ghosted along a while. There were loons and old squaws and fog slowly creeping east over Old Field and Mount Misery. It didn't suck.
I do rewinterize my engine after each use. But I don't winterize until the daily temps drop below freezing. And winterizing consists of a few minutes flushing nontoxic antifreeze through the raw water circuit.
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It didn't suck.
That's what winter sailing is all about. Right there.
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