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Old 15-04-2012, 04:26   #1
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What to do Before Hauling a Sailboat for a Couple Months?

i would like to know what i have to do before we haul our sail boat for couple month
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Old 15-04-2012, 05:08   #2
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Re: what to do before haul a sail boat for couple ,month

Do not forget to pump out the holding tank(s).

You may want to strip it of sails before you haul.

Decide what you are going to do about batteries.

Check insurance...who pays if they drop it? What about damage while stored? Is the policy current?

Decide what you are going to do about batteries.
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Re: what to do before haul a sail boat for couple ,month

is it better to disconnect the house batteries
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Re: What to do Before Hauling a Sailboat for a Couple Months?

Definitely take down all sails (including any on roller furling).

If it's just for a couple of months, I think you could leave batteries connected (as long as you don't have any parasitic loads)
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Re: What to do Before Hauling a Sailboat for a Couple Months?

Make sure the bilge is dry,dry,dry.
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If you have a retractable speed impeller, pull it and replace it with a blank so the lift's slings can't bodge it!

Consider flushing your engine coolant system w/fresh water after you've hauled (semi-winterize).
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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.

Cover the hull once on dry.

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Old 15-04-2012, 19:12   #8
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Re: What to do Before Hauling a Sailboat for a Couple Months?

hey all my friend thanks for all your advice i will follow them
the only thing i dont know is the recipe to leave a boat after 5 month on it
its hard to come back to land lolo

and be serious again

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Re: What to do Before Hauling a Sailboat for a Couple Months?

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Make sure the bilge is dry,dry,dry.
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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