1) The mast rack has been reblocked and straightened. Thanks to Mike K and Eric P
2) The steering system on the work boat has been upgraded to a modern cable type. Thanks to Bruce H and Eric P
3) If you need rope for winterizing your mooring Eric Has some available. ½ inch commercial quality. 35 feet for $10
4) When the work boat (Arthur) was out of the water getting steering upgrades it was noticed that the prop was quite badly damaged. Please be very careful approaching the dock as the water is very low.
Winterize Motor (varies with type of cooling system)
Change oil if not done recently
Winterize Head(s) Dump some non toxic antifreeze in and flush through
Empty Holding tanks (before you come out of the water please!)
Winterize water system. Empty tanks and put enough non toxic antifreeze in to come to sinks.
Remove anything that can absorb moisture or be a medium to grow mould. (cushions, curtains, sails, fabric etc.
Remove anything that can rust… tools, cutlery, instruments.
Open all hatches for ventilation
Power wash hull bottom
Use on/off to remove waterline scum
Remove antena and wind indicators from mast and bind up loose lines and stays
Charge Batteries – disconnect and trickle charge once every 2 or 3 months
Take chart plotters and radios home if removable
Cover boat, providing ventilation
Make sure that your boat is well blocked and level.
If you have other suggestions or things that you regularly do please type them in the comments section below.