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7 Hours Ago 10:45 PM
robert sailor
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

You might want to let a bug bomb off when you leave the boat, just in case.
7 Hours Ago 10:43 PM
robert sailor
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Quote:
Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Thanks Bob. I've got 3 big tubs of DampRid, but will add this as well. And I'll be coming back to check on the boat a couple times during that storage period.

As for the batteries mentioned above - I'm not sure why I should disconnect everything and put all the batteries on a trickle charger. Isn't that what the Morningstar solar controller does (trickles if it detects full charge)?
The Sunpacs only last 3 months but are very effective within this timeline.
Begin by cleaning the interior with vinegar, it removes dirt and kills mold spores, gives everything a very good start. Batteries should be fine as you have a good controller but if they are lead acid make sure the water is topped up before you leave, not a bad idea to equalize them just before you go. Go out and buy a 110V dehumidifier that can remove around 30 pints a day and set it around 50%, try to get one that takes a hose and set it on the galley counter with a hose to the galley sink. Keep the boat sealed up so the dehumidifier doesnt have to work too hard as it adds heat below. Remove all the food, open up all the cabinets, drawers etc. and tip up all the cushions. Clean out the fridge, leave the door open and shut it down. Not a bad idea to put reflector foil on the ports and windows to stop the sun from heating the boat up and stops the UV from hurting the interior.
All the normal stuff outside that has been covered. Pay someone you trust a few bucks to check the boat now and then to confirm the humidifier is working. Just have to do a drive by as you should see liquid coming out the thru hull galley drain.
11 Hours Ago 05:56 PM
ccriders
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Run messengers for the halyards and store the halyards below, otherwise they will be filthy. I would ask for more that the minimum stands and make sure there are no hull deflections. Isn't there a cylinder treatment you use on diesels? How are you going to tent it? If any chance water can intrude sure would be nice to have an operating bilge pump. Pull out the anchor chain and clean it thoroughly, dry it, treat any rust spots and then stow it in the locker. Take the expensive electronics home.
Neglect kills more boats that anything else.
Ten months, that's a long time.
16 Hours Ago 01:22 PM
overbored
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

the charger does not care if anyone checks on it while you are away. you set up the charger and use them for years and all you do is look to see how it is working. every time you check it is doing just fine. the charger does not need you to be there to work properly.
16 Hours Ago 12:59 PM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Thanks Bob. I've got 3 big tubs of DampRid, but will add this as well. And I'll be coming back to check on the boat a couple times during that storage period.

As for the batteries mentioned above - I'm not sure why I should disconnect everything and put all the batteries on a trickle charger. Isn't that what the Morningstar solar controller does (trickles if it detects full charge)?
17 Hours Ago 12:29 PM
MedSailor
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RobGallagher View Post
....beatlejuice, beatljuice, mainesail.
That's really funny!
19 Hours Ago 10:12 AM
bob77903
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Steve,

On my trip to Rio Dulce, a lot of people that stored their boats in water or on the hard would use this stuff for mold prevention. Most swore by it, and one I saw after 7 months of being closed up tight, was spotless on the inside, no mold.

Bob

SunPac kills mold and mildew spores
1 Day Ago 11:31 PM
overbored
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

you may not need to winterize but need to consider what happens when it is stored in a wet warm climate. there are some books on the subject. i have read a few many years ago. We don't do either with our boat we sail year round. In Florida things will grow in and on everything
1 Day Ago 11:21 PM
JacksonDee
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Cool thread, thanks.
1 Day Ago 11:03 PM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

No winterizing. The boat will be near Ft. Myers.
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