We considering using a sailboat down south in the winter and leaving her on the hard
for the summer. The boat will probably be left in Florida
. Looking at Indiantown Marina as a possibility.
Aside from removing all sails/canvas from the boat, (can they be left inside the boat ?)
What else needs to be done ?
-flush the engine
, AC, head
with fresh water
-spray the engine electrical
with anti-corrosive ? what to use ?
-change engine oil
and filter, fill fuel tank
tank">fresh water tank ?
-can all the mattresses, settee cushions
be left on board ?
-what about electronics
, chart plotter etc. is it normally safe to leave these on the boat ?
-put a sunbella cover over the helm
-should the ports/hatches be covered to slow down the crazing process ?
-should the boat have a cover (tarp) on it to limit the UV ?
-anything done inside to lower the humidity ? try to seal the boat or keep it ventilated ?
-can a feathering prop be left on the boat ?
-do most sailors rent a storage
locker for the summer for some of this stuff ?
any advice greatly appreciated, Bob