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08-15-2016 04:51 PM
RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

You Da Man! Thanks.

Ralph
08-15-2016 02:53 PM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Here you go Ralph...



I got your back brother.
08-08-2016 09:54 PM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Will do Ralph!
08-08-2016 04:48 PM
RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Hey, if you guys are back in Texas, have a Whataburger for me please. Georgia does have some pretty bada$$ BBQ joints surprisingly, some good pizza places too, but I always miss my Waterburger when we're away from the Gulf Coast.

Ralph
08-07-2016 01:57 AM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Okay - I've just done 1K miles in our boat. I'll do a write-up of what has gone right and wrong during the trip. Stay tuned.
07-26-2016 11:45 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.
07-26-2016 11:43 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.
07-26-2016 06:56 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.
07-26-2016 02:22 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.
07-26-2016 01:59 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)?
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