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#572844 - 10/10/19 01:53 PM Pulling the Boat  
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We are pulling the boat home this weekend from our lake house so it can be stored in our garage this winter. I will be doing some maintenance on her prior to winterization so she's ready for next year.


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#572845 - 10/10/19 03:34 PM Re: Pulling the Boat [Re: On Holiday]  
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Did the dirty deed last week. Short on time right now, so I just did fuel stabilizer, fogged the engine, drained the block and added antifreeze. Will have to do a few more things in the spring, but she's safely to bed for now.

I keep it in a greenhouse, local guy has them on his property but only uses them for storage. Put the mothballs in when I dropped it off.


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#572847 - 10/10/19 04:00 PM Re: Pulling the Boat [Re: On Holiday]  
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Just did my deed last Monday... may she have a long winters nap. But at age 63, Its getting hard to do it myself... I do two boats and two waverunners . Mine and my daughters.


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#572849 - 10/10/19 04:41 PM Re: Pulling the Boat [Re: On Holiday]  
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Heading to the lake this weekend to do the same. Another season comes to an end. Was hoping for one more weekend of play but between our schedules & weather it is not looking good. Hope to get a weekend or two in of non boating fun in yet.


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#572851 - 10/10/19 06:18 PM Re: Pulling the Boat [Re: On Holiday]  
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"But at age 63, Its getting hard to do it myself"

Just wait ten years. These tasks are harder and take longer, but they are fun too--more time, more fun.


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#572853 - 10/10/19 07:13 PM Re: Pulling the Boat [Re: On Holiday]  
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Winterizing the boat will be something I have to get used to at the lake house. The whole dock has to be winterized as well. I have someone to do the dock for me while we are still in CA. He is taking care of the dock when the lake levels go down or up.
I will pull the boat to TN next year around March or April. It will be the final trip.

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#572854 - 10/10/19 08:14 PM Re: Pulling the Boat [Re: On Holiday]  
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"The whole dock has to be winterized as well."

At Lake Arrowhead, we need to monitor our dock for receding lake level, bit only in years of drought. The lake doesn't freeze, though.
So what is on your dock that needs to be "winterized"?

















arrowhead,


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#572856 - 10/10/19 11:31 PM Re: Pulling the Boat [Re: On Holiday]  
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We will be staying in the water again this year, but will have to winterize the house systems when the temperatures get down to freezing for more than a few hours. The engines will get winterized around the same time unless the water temps are still well above freezing as they keep the bilges warmer than the air.

We really enjoy fall boating, usually into December. That is one of the reasons we switched to a larger boat with enclosed space. And it does give me somewhere to hide if my wife is mad at me...



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#572858 - 10/11/19 09:36 AM Re: Pulling the Boat [Re: On Holiday]  
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We had our hauled two days ago. It was sad, but if all goes to plan, it will be the last Winter lay-up for years as we intend to start cruising full time next year and will head south in mid-Autumn to chase the nice weather. Our boat has Interlux VC-17 bottom paint with copper added which I had read was not good for salt water, but the marina crew were raving about how great our bottom paint looked after a seson in a salt water slip and they loved how easily it cleaned up when they pressure washed it. I am certain I get another season out if it with just touch ups. That's one less thing to do this off-season...


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#572863 - 10/12/19 04:24 PM Re: Pulling the Boat [Re: Dave R]  
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Originally Posted by Dave R
That's one less thing to do this off-season...


One of my least favorite jobs...



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#572865 - 10/12/19 07:32 PM Re: Pulling the Boat [Re: Jack T]  
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Originally Posted by Jack T
"The whole dock has to be winterized as well."

At Lake Arrowhead, we need to monitor our dock for receding lake level, bit only in years of drought. The lake doesn't freeze, though.
So what is on your dock that needs to be "winterized"?


I have running water to a sink on the dock, irrigation drip system to hanging pots, so they all need to be water free for the winter.
The lake does not freeze.

Next season I will have to rely on all ya all advice on winterizing.

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#572871 - 10/13/19 07:45 AM Re: Pulling the Boat [Re: On Holiday]  
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I need to do it, but big game season as priority. After November 3rd, I'll get the oil changed, etc. Going to pull the drive over the winter while it sits in storage. I can take the tools and parts there and do it an hour or two at a time with a heater. Man, I can't wait until we have the money to expand the shop here to hold the boat.


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#572901 - 10/23/19 12:49 PM Re: Pulling the Boat [Re: On Holiday]  
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Last few outings the temperature gauge would spike, ended up needing the impeller replaced and they also serviced the outdrive. They asked me if I recently replaced seals and gaskets as they looked brand new and it was a no. I currently have the boat in the driveway as my garage is a disaster with other toys and home improvement projects. I hope to winterize this weekend and get the garage organized so the boat, motorcycles, car and truck can all fit. Weather forecast is low 60's this weekend.


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#572902 - 10/23/19 04:11 PM Re: Pulling the Boat [Re: On Holiday]  
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