Hereís a list of winter storage
jobs Iíve just completed.
This is what Iíve done for storage
out of the water
where freezing isnít likely. (Greece).
*Service engines, sail drives and genset.
flush inc coolant
all ac units, genset and engines once out of the water via the water intake hose of each.
*Fresh water flush inc disinfectant all bilge
*Fresh water flush all toilets and leave thru holes closed with the blue toilet solution in the tank.
*Rinse thru shower
bilges with disinfectant.
*Pickle water maker.
*Empty water tanks
and leave with disinfectant solution which is also run thru plumbing
and water pump
*Drop all anchor
chain onto a pallet, wash and WD40.
Remove and wash all sheets
*Pull all halyards to top of mast
and coil/store in sail bag.
*Cover main sail bag with large tarpaulin.
*Wash and lube all clutches and blocks.
*Remove all cushions
and store in saloon
and winches. (Had covers made).
*Defrost fridge and freezer
Iíve left the solar panels
on as well as the fan in the stbd cabin
above the bed
and the AIS
. This is keeping our batteries
at 100% and the air inside the boat moving. All hatch
mushroom vents are open. All doors open and curtains closed.
Iím sure Iíve forgotten some stuff weíve done but this should be most of the important stuff.
Iím also doing some 2 year maintenance
jobs but Iím off to work
and ran out of time so will have to wait until I get back next year.
All the best Dave.