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Old 19 February 2013, 16:50   #1
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When is too early?

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!

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Old 19 February 2013, 17:14   #2
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it has been nice down in wales this week but it is expected to get colder towards the end of the week, should be ok for the beginning of march though, where do you launch from at abersoch?
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Old 19 February 2013, 17:18   #3
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it has been nice down in wales this week but it is expected to get colder towards the end of the week, should be ok for the beginning of march though, where do you launch from at abersoch?
Hi there,

I know looks lovely there this week! Very jealous! We have a place on the warren and launch from the beach, have a 4x4 which we use to drop in and out of the sea! Its great fun, I cant wait to get out there! Where do you launch from?
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Andy i keep my Ribcraft outside in Argyll for years and it is fine no ill effects what so ever. I did phone Ribcraft before I started doing it to make sure I would not be doing any damage, they advise that as long as I put two covers over it it would be fine. The only thing I would advise if you have a bildge pump insulate it from the frost as I have had two cracked.. I put a flower pot filled with insulating tube over mine with an old curtain on top and its fine.
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Hi there,

I know looks lovely there this week! Very jealous! We have a place on the warren and launch from the beach, have a 4x4 which we use to drop in and out of the sea! Its great fun, I cant wait to get out there! Where do you launch from?
I actually live in Runcorn, but I leave the rib in Ty Calch in Caernarfon, Ive got a place just outside caernarfon so spend a lot of time down there
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Old 19 February 2013, 17:24   #6
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And also don't forget if you have a water separating fuel filter to make sure it is empty...

One of our band was lucky and only missed a cruise because of a filter blocked by ice. Could have had a pile of bits & a petrol slick...
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Is that the same insulating tube that you use under yea kilt to
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I actually live in Runcorn, but I leave the rib in Ty Calch in Caernarfon, Ive got a place just outside caernarfon so spend a lot of time down there
I live in Widnes & work in Runcorn! Small world!!
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Is that the same insulating tube that you use under yea kilt to
Ah you never know what's up my kilt. But what ever it is rest assured it will be well insulated.
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Im just wondering if I am being a bit too quick - NO

Will my boat & engine be ok? - YES

Or am I being too cautious? - YES

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