Originally Posted by CaptainBW
Thought about plumbing
in "T's" to facilitate winterizing, but the Admiral and I decided that the best course of action is to start moving each fall to a latitude where it is not necessary.
When I bought my 10-year old boat it had minor drips everywhere. Most would only show up during hard sailing, so they tiresome to find. The PO winterized by yanking hoses and disconecting fittings, and the wear had taken it's toll. After a year of chasing leaks
and replacing what was worn the leaks
went away, and prevent their return, I installed a few tee's and valves. Winterizing is now an easy 15-minutes process requiring only the turning of a few valves, and all the dripps are gone. Yanking hoses is generally just bad design.
Can't argue against moving a little south, though Fall on the Chesapeake offers the best sailing and cruising of the year and I hate hot weather
. Better wind
, no bugs, and a heated cabin
is cozy at night.