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Old 24 September 2002, 07:06   #1
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Winter storage

This steams from the previous thread about 'free petrol' but is worthy of its own inclusion...

Keep the talk full or try and empty it over the winter? Previously i had thought keep it full to stop any condensation BUT it might be there for 6 months?

What do other people do?

Dan (always had removable tanks before this winter) Hawkes
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Old 24 September 2002, 07:57   #2
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Hi Daniel,

I've been advised, keep it full (to stop condensation), add some fuel stabiliser.

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Put some warm clothes on and use the boat during the winter and you don't have the problem!!
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Old 24 September 2002, 17:07   #4
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Agreed with Nigel T
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Yes, it is true you can get some great crisp and clear days in the winter. I like to keep my Rib in use all year.. You will find that slipways and marinas tend to be a lot less busy too.
Did a circumnavigation of the Isle of wight last November and also a Cruise from Southend to the London eye last December when the air temp was about 0 degrees C. Do wear plenty of warm clothes and a dry suit in case you fall in.
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Old 24 September 2002, 17:55   #6
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Calm down guys...

I not a wimpy RIB owner - i'll be working away for 6 months and won't get more than a handfull of chances to get out in the boat, hence the storage idea.
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