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#569421 - 10/13/17 04:19 PM Re: Winter Storage, Batteries, and Electric Engine Hatch [Re: Jack T]  
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Originally Posted by Jack T
I know electric engine hatches are a luxury and many people really like them. Our boat does not have one, but it does have two pressure cylinders like we find on SUV cargo doors. In our case, they work like a charm. That may be an option for some if they don't like the electric hatch.

I never wanted one as it is another thing to fail or maintain. My last boat (22') had the hydraulic assist rams which worked great. However, the hatch on the current boat is really heavy - it definitely needs the electric hatch opener.

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#569476 - 10/24/17 09:01 AM Re: Winter Storage, Batteries, and Electric Engine Hatch [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Should my Brother in Law remove the batteries when this one is put into winter storage?
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Kinda thinking the Insurance company isn't going to worry about doing a whole lot to it.
One of the partners was tied off to the beach with 4 anchors when a really bad thunderstorm rolled through. He started the engines and tried keeping her on the beach, but as you can tell, no luck.
Minor injuries, and about $300K worth of repairs to a boat that isn't worth that much.
Happened in mid September and at least three houseboats were tipped over, and multiple other boats and PWCs sunk as the thunderstorm moved at least 80 miles up the lake.
My sister and family were not on the lake at the time, so only had to salvage their stuff after the boat was returned to the marina.

They didn't get any close ups of the underside, but what you can see there are colonies of Zebra and Quagga mussels.

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#569479 - 10/24/17 11:22 AM Re: Winter Storage, Batteries, and Electric Engine Hatch [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Wow that had to be quite a storm to do that. Can't imagine how scary that would have been.

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