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Old 03-03-2010, 20:22   #1
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Concerns for Various Vessel Systems During a Six Month Layup

Getting ready to haul the boat for major overhaul, refit, upgrade, refurbishment and general cleanup. Figure no more that 6 months to do the job so using standard marine math conversion units that translates into 12 human months.

Never had a boat on the hard this long so trying to make sure I address all the things that may no like sitting for that long and do what I should do to those things to make them happier.

First couple of items that occur to me are engine and fuel tanks. Should I spray some appropriate flavor of goop into the cylinders and let it sit or just turn the engine over every once in a while to keep the oil in the block and cylinders?

Fuel tanks. Should I drain them dry or will that bring condensation and end up with water in the bottom and turn any fuel dregs into insoluble grunge? Idea two, fill the tanks with nice, clean fresh diesel and does them with stabilizer and grunge killer?

Am in FL so not concerned too much with winterizing issues although if next winter is like this one I may have to deal with that as well.

So, any other boat systems I should prepare for hibernation?

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Old 04-03-2010, 12:31   #3
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Thanks Marc. Fortunately or maybe unfortunately there is no water maker. On my list to think about during the refit. Mainly weighing benefit vs cost and space it will take to install.

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