Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 13-09-2015, 14:49   #1
Registered User
 
ztsf's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Narragansett Bay
Boat: Hans Christian 4750
Posts: 107
Long Term Lay-up

Now that I've just purchased and started to make friends with my big "retirement cruising boat", it looks like I might take a ex-pat job and relocate out of country. Taking the boat is not an option, and I don't wish to sell her. So, I need to put together a storage plan for about a three-year window.

I have some options that I'm already exploring:

1) Store in-the-water, in fresh water in the Coastal Carolinas. Friends could keep an eye on her and run the systems, engine, genset, etc. periodically. In-water storage for the winter using heaters (no freezing around the boat). Deck level cover applied.

2) Long term storage on jackstands outside in a yard. Boat could be covered with a full-framed canvass cover. All systems drained and "winterized". Batteries charged periodically.

3) Long term inside storage (if I can afford it!). Same drill, mast down and systems drained and winterized.

I'm sure I'm missing a dozen (or more) important items that hopefully you all will point out. Does anyone have experience with storing a big (48' range) sailboat for multiple years? The boat has all the normal goodies: Wind gen (Superwind), 2 small solar panels (not sure of exact output), DC genset (ZRD), watermaker (already decommissioned), and standard heads and water systems.

Boat is currently lying Rhode Island and could be laid-up anywhere from RI to NC.

Appreciate any advice.
__________________
ztsf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2015, 07:52   #2
Registered User
 
denverd0n's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 3,953
Images: 6
Re: Long Term Lay-up

Order of preference would be 3, 2, 1. Of course, 3 would probably be the most expensive option. If out of the water, make sure it is properly blocked and supported.
__________________
denverd0n is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Long Term Lay Up Ideas Katannah Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11 16-08-2014 18:58
Economic Lay-Up in New Zealand fairgrace Pacific & South China Sea 11 24-06-2011 04:43
Southern Caribbean - Where to Lay Up the Yacht ? Passage50 General Sailing Forum 0 10-03-2010 23:08
Engine Antifreeze for Winter Lay-Up enovillo Construction, Maintenance & Refit 6 23-09-2009 20:06
Long Term Gasoline Tank Lay-Up? LakeSuperior Engines and Propulsion Systems 1 08-09-2009 14:54



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:33.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.