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Old 31 August 2015, 12:22   #1
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Bombard 380 Winter Storage

HI all,

I have just purchased my first ever boat, a Bombard 380 with an evinrude 25hp. I am interested in what poeple think about winter storage. I do not have the option to leave inflated indoors for winter, but can inflate outside or roll up and leave in its bag. Also whats your thoughts about winter sotrage for the outboard. ?

I really look forward to getting to know you all, and thanks in advance for the advice.

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Old 31 August 2015, 12:35   #2
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Hi, I keep my Honwave & Tohatsu stored very simply. Sib all washed with clean soapy water & rinsed with a hose to remove all the sand/salt. Air dried thoroughly then rolled up & put on a shelf away from the mice..
Outboard flushed in a tank of fresh water and rinsed with the hose. Fuel bowl drained and a good squirt of fogging oil into the spark plug holes.Left on stand in a corner and get rid of any leftover fuel in the lawnmower or car!
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Old 31 August 2015, 12:41   #3
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Thanks for the tips, will see how it goes. Without the owners manual, rolling this thing up is a bit of a trial and error right now....
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Has it got an aluminium floor ?
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no mate, inflatable
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Even easier. Outboard off, wheels off. I put a bit of carpet over my Trem wheel brackets when I store it. There'll be plenty of stuff on Google about rolling these things but basically suck all the air out with the pump. Start at the back and fold the ends into the centre behind the transom and roll towards the front.
Just make sure it's very dry or it'll leave unsightly mildew spots and store it out of direct sunlight . Mice will eat it if you let them.
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Thanks, Can you recommend a good pump I should invest in ? The guy I bought it from provided one for the floor but it does not seem to fit the tubes, and how do you suck air out ? They appear to be one way to me.... Sorry for all the questions, but its really appreciated.
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Thanks, Can you recommend a good pump I should invest in ? The guy I bought it from provided one for the floor but it does not seem to fit the tubes, and how do you suck air out ? They appear to be one way to me.... Sorry for all the questions, but its really appreciated.
Get a bravo pump mate it will pump the floor up to pressure and she will perform well the pump can be set to pressure so no drama also suck air out.

Only my preference but I trailer all my boats stored pumped up with a good quality cover and never winterise as I run it regularly but I have plenty of room.
Looks a nice clean set up by the way

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Did it come with the compression bag?
If it did just open valves role up from the stern and the bag compress it very well and gets the air out no problem
If you have not got the bag I would recommend it!
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I do have the bag for her thanks, is there a trick with the air valves as I seem to have to press them in to allow air to escape as I roll it..
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