Last week, I brought the boat home in a wild lightning/thunder storm, the likes of which NEVER happens in SoCal. What a mess it made of the boat! So much so, It seems like I have been "dogging" prepping the boat for a long winter's nap--engine oil change, outdrive oil change, clean off the scum on the bottom that I had missed, vacuuming and wiping down the interior, cleaning carpet. Still need to clean up the exterior, and then I will be ready to haul it to indoor storage. In the spring, I will wax if it is still needed.
Our boat seats are quite low, and bow rise has always been a bit of problem unless sitting on the bolster, which for longer times, is a bit hard on the butt. So, I bought a longer driver seat pedestal to raise the sear four inches. Unfortunately, I won't know until next spring when I drive the boat if I need to take more off the vertical tube.
By the way, you may remember me mentioning things about how well Slimy Grimy works on the bottom. You may also remember that the product is oxalic acid crystals. While cleaning the boat bottom, I was in a hurry and missed several large areas. And, I forgot to bring the Slimy Grimy home to finish the job. Since it is so expensive, I looked and found a small chemical vendor in New York who sells oxalic acit in a two pound container for $$ less than the one-pound cost of Slimy Grimy. Currently waiting for delivery.