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Old 22 February 2013, 15:55   #31
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Evening All,

After 4 painful months of waiting to get my boat out for its first sea trial, Its finally coming!

Im just wondering if I am being a bit too quick, I am getting it de-winterized this weekend, I will be taking it down to its home in Abersoch the week after that & will start to use it. ( it will be stored outside )

I know we still have freezing conditions and will by boat & engine be ok? Do you have any tips on keeping it safe from getting damage for a few weeks when it could still freeze?

Or am I being too cautious?

Any advise would be much appreciated!

Andy
Hi Andy, what engine do you have? Is it inboard or outboard. If inboard I'd suggest a small tube heater in the engine bay to prevent frost but you'd need power though. If outboard then as long as you leave it in the down position it should self drain after use and not cause any problems. Hope this is some help. Cheers. Peter
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Old 22 February 2013, 16:02   #32
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Hi Andy, what engine do you have? Is it inboard or outboard. If inboard I'd suggest a small tube heater in the engine bay to prevent frost but you'd need power though. If outboard then as long as you leave it in the down position it should self drain after use and not cause any problems. Hope this is some help. Cheers. Peter
Hi mate, mercury optimax outboard. Ill be leaving it in then downward position and try an get all the water out
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Got out on saturday and had a great time!!

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Old 10 March 2013, 15:03   #34
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It did! It was slightly choppy so I couldn't get a smooth run but it was a great first rib experience!!!

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Nope! We were after pollock but it was a wee bit chilly so we didn't hang around for long! Had a wakeboard which was nice, my brother however got in the sea with just his shorts and life jacket!!!! Mad man!
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Nope! We were after pollock but it was a wee bit chilly so we didn't hang around for long! Had a wakeboard which was nice, my brother however got in the sea with just his shorts and life jacket!!!! Mad man!
Mad's not the word for him are you coming on the round Anglesey cruise in April
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Went down to sailing club this weekend for a Friends of Hayling Rescue evening and whilst there decided I had probably better give the rib a checkover, which has been standing outside i n the rib park since October. I hooked up a hose and gave the engine a good flush through. to make sure that the coolant circuit was all functioning and the telltale nozzle was clear. Primed the fuel system, turned the key and it burst into life. Blew the tubes up and apart from a wash, is ready to go.
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That sounds fun! What date?
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