You need to make sure the prop is clean for the trip. The bottom can wait. Of course make sure the bilge
pumps etc work. It's an easy trip this time of year, but watch for fog
, esp in the am...
As far as the holding tank, close the head thru hull
fitting and ty wrap or wire it so that the CG can see that it is rendered inoperable. Maybe even put duct tape across the closed seat and write on it "do not use" if you are worried about it. make sure the motor
is running well and you should be good to go. Not sure of your route
but the wind
whips up pretty good in the afternoon this time of year in the Straight of Juan de Fuca. 10-20 normal, but some days 25-35. So with a "strange to you" boat I would avoid those high wind
days. It's a bit of a tradeoff.... wind in the afternoon and fog
in the am!
PS: boats often have trouble if the fuel/fuel tanks
havent been cleaned, have not been used with old fuel
, and they get into choppy seas which stir up all the gunk in the fuel tank
... then the filters get clogged while running and the engine
quits. Your fuel
filters should be clean when you start.... or you should know the condition of these things. Just a head's up on that so you know...