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#571787 - 10/10/18 08:05 PM Re: Later Summer Activity [Re: On Holiday]  
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Looks like you had a great time!



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#571829 - 10/22/18 02:37 PM Re: Later Summer Activity [Re: On Holiday]  
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And we're winterized.

I love being able to winterize in shorts and a t-shirt/ occasional sweatshirt as we had sunny skies. In year's past I had trouble with my hand pump oil extractor as the connection between the dip (I called it a dip stick and my wife said it isn't the stick as the stick is out of the dip) and the tube as it wouldn't create a tight seal so I lost a lot of suction. My red neck remedy was to place duct tape to make the connection tighter, I thought of a wine bottle cork however we don't drink wine and have no cork. The oil was out in about 15 minutes vs. an hour in year's past. The rest of the process was jumping in and out of the boat turning on and off the hose to warm up the oil, check the oil, and fog the motor.

A friend came over later in the afternoon as he was winterizing his boat as well and hoped I was done with my oil extractor so he could borrow it. I told him about the duct tape. He returned the extractor that evening and modified a wine cork to bridge the connection between the dip and the tube and said it worked like a charm. I will find out next year.

Now I just need to pull the batteries and do some interior cleaning. I am actually delegating that part to my family so they can feel the pain in maintaining a boat.


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#571832 - 10/22/18 05:32 PM Re: Later Summer Activity [Re: On Holiday]  
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Worked on mine over the past week. Finished up most of it Saturday. I still have the outdrive oil to change and the trailer wheel bearings to do. I'll fit those two in as time permits.


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#571836 - 10/23/18 11:44 AM Re: Later Summer Activity [Re: On Holiday]  
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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.


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#571838 - 10/23/18 04:13 PM Re: Later Summer Activity [Re: On Holiday]  
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Originally Posted by On Holiday
I called it a dip stick and my wife said it isn't the stick as the stick is out of the dip.


I have always heard it called the dipstick tube.



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#571845 - 10/24/18 09:48 AM Re: Later Summer Activity [Re: On Holiday]  
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I forgot the tube part, you know my wife and she tries to keep me on my toes.


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