Re: What to do Before Hauling a Sailboat for a Couple Months?
I would fully winterize the engine: flush and fill with coolant (do not flush and leave dry), change oil, filters, etc. etc.. Remove batteries or put them on a trickle, etc.. Clean the hull while she is in the slings, much harder work once the growth dries, etc..
If the boat stays on dry and if there is a crane nearby, onecan remove the stick and give it a thorough check up.
Even better, install a garboard drain plug at the lowest point in the bilge. Besides being useful for draining the bilge on the hard after a haulout, it comes in handy when you want to scrub your bilge nice and clean.
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