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The 2019 dewinterizing thread

LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 3,131Member ✭✭✭✭✭
It's time!  What's on your list?

So far:
* Replaced a Lenco trim tab actuator.  (Common age-related fail ... water gets in, and the bottom of the actuator pops off from freeze damage.)  
* Replaced bow thruster battery.  (Overheated while charging on shore power.)
* Replaced inflatable PFDs

Next up:
* Power steering - replace leaking hose
* Outdrive service - clean props, touch up paint and replace anodes
* New bottom paint (got 5 years on Micron CSC)
* Wax and launch!
* Replace blown cabin speakers


  • ruggeroleruggerole near the "D"Posts: 70Member ✭✭

    1: Waiting for the snow to melt and have a beer.

    2: Charge batteries and re-install and have a beer.

    3. Replace sea water pump and have a beer.

    4. Install extended swim platform and have a few beers.

    5. Have SeaDek installed, hope installer is female and offer her a beer.

    I could keep going, but you know the rest.

  • icoulthaicoultha Niskayuna NYPosts: 839Member ✭✭✭
    1. Just pulled water pumps to replace impellers. (They are actually in very good state but they're off now so may as well do them)
    2. Replace batteries, house is open circuit, others are old too. Time to change
    3. Replace sanitation pipe because after 15 years it's time
    4. Change charcoal in in waste tank vent pipe.
    5. Go over engine room and tighten all clamps. (Started the other night and many had at least a turn in them)
    6. Put VesselView mobile bits and pieces together.
    7. Power wash engine bay once the above done
    8. Wash and buff all over.



    The Third “B”

    Rear Commodore, Crescent Boat Club

  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,766Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    1. Replace thermostat per my VVM app.
    2. Sand bottom paint off and repaint with new bottom paint.
    3. Change drive lube.
    4. Check the cap and rotor, replace if worn.
    5. Sand and repaint drive.
    6. Replace anodes.
    7. Wash, buff and wax.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 2,177Member ✭✭✭✭
    @LaRea You replaced your type 5 PFDs, not just serviced them?  

    I had one discharge because the trigger was 3 years old and let go.  I ended up switching them both to manual.  

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 3,131Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    On my PFDs, the velcro wore out and they wouldn't stay closed.  I took that as a sign that I needed to replace them.  
  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 3,950Moderator mod
    Here is my list: Go to my storage place and sign work order to get boat ready and put in water which I did already. Once in water if I can not make it to pick it up I will call and have him bring it to my club. 
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA.
  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 3,131Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Your work is done!  Crack yourself an ice-cold beeah!  
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 4,956Member, Moderator mod
    Let's see

    So far:
    Clean cabin (teak floor, seal both tables, 303 walls & ceiling)
    Change Duckbills (all 4)
    Changed Engine Impellers
    Changed Genny Impeller
    Changed Genny Spark plugs and anode
    (& lots of items that I do in the fall, such as Greased anything that could get greased, Wax everything fiberglass - even the shower :) , clean ER, etc..)

    Next up:
    Grease the lift
    Put plug in :)
    Reinstall TV, tables, carpet and of course all the other crap
    Check zincs (I think only need to change trim tab ones) - on a lift, don't need changed often
    Silicon (4200) around radar bolts and some other areas around cockpit
    Reseal (4200) thinning areas of port windows (no removal)

    Pretty simple list that is left.  Just trying to hold out a little longer if I can....

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • skennellyskennelly ChicagoPosts: 1,125Member ✭✭✭
    1.  Reseal port windows.

    2.  Wash, buff, wax

    3.  rent a rug doctor and shampoo interior carpeting...might happen once I'm slipped

    4.  touchup paint on outdrive

    5.  replace anodes
    2002 - 270FV Mag 350 B3
  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 3,131Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Oh, and of course - Vessel Safety Check when the local Auxiliary comes to our club next month.  
  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 2,177Member ✭✭✭✭
    LaRea said:
    Oh, and of course - Vessel Safety Check when the local Auxiliary comes to our club next month.  
    Enjoy the lovely green stickers for 2019.

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 2,018Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 14
    Projects Done:
    - Drain and Test Drives
    - Re Build Head
    - Replace blown fridge fuse
    - Change genny plugs, impeller and anode
    - Replace house batteries
    - Replace trim tab anodes

    Projects to do:
    - 3 fresh coats of PU on my teak floor and steps (sand and prep done)
    - Re fill drives, replace plugs and washers with new
    - Flitz polish transom and gelcoat above rub rail
    - 3 coats of PoliGlow on hull
    - Replace starter batteries
    - Replace fuel filters (will do at the dock)
    - Install new cockpit table (pics coming soon)
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 4,724Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Put the plug back in...whew!
  • mattiemattie Posts: 201Member ✭✭✭
    Just back from snowmobiling yesterday.....another sled trip left....long ways from dewinterizing.
  • trip_ntrip_n Posts: 430Member ✭✭✭
    were in = yahooooo
    change all oil & filters
    serviced bravo 3 = needed a ujoint /cross bearing kit

    Mercury-Mercruiser 865496A02 

    wife .. dog and i ... sat on the swim platform in the dock in the sun
    drinking all the left over winter/xmas blend beers
    it was a good day

    tomorrow we start cleaning and making the berths
  • WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 1,566Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 17
    At least another 3 weeks here before the cover can even come off. Maybe 4. 😟😟
    "Knot Quite Shore" - 2000 FV270
  • WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 1,566Member ✭✭✭✭
    Although almost 7 weeks until launch here, I do plan on visiting the boat on Friday and taking a peak under the cover. Might even bring the battery pack and raise the hatch, need to get some measurements for a new waste tank.
    But here's what's on my spring list.
    1) Change out waste tank
    2) Install new swim platform.
    3) Fix hull scratches with Spectrum Gel Coat.
    4) Polish entire hull with Poli Glow.
    5) Change out sacrificial anodes on drive.
    6) Paint drive and mount
    I'll carry out that work, probably get some help with the swim platform install. And of course, all the regular stuff, summerize the block, charge up the water systems, get hoses and pumps etc. re-connected.
    And then I'll have a beer!
    "Knot Quite Shore" - 2000 FV270
  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 3,131Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I made progress in the wrong direction.  The outdrives and steering hose got crossed off the list.  But, as some of you saw in my other post, I had to add "replace broken windshield" to the list.  

    Good thing I love working on the boat!
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