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Subject: Re: Winter Maintanance

James (The interested one!)
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Date Posted: 21:36:17 16/12/2006 Sat
In reply to: Phil Belli 's message, "Re: Winter Maintanance" on 09:03:34 11/12/2006 Mon

Hi guys. Sounds like a easy winter for you!
In regards to your wax issue ian, i use MER car wax, i know its a car wax but i have fAntastic results from it all year round. when starting to get mucky, just a quick shampoo and the sheen is back!.
Phil, i hope you get the heater in soon, turning a bit chilly and id hate to think of you freezing in your boat!

Today something drastic happened: turned upto my boat after last weeks cruise to find the aft end slightly lower in the water! well 3 inches lower!
Turns out i made the biggest mistake of all time, and i will certainly learn from it!, before returning to hull last weekend, like normal, i checked all the engines for cooling levels oil etc, cleaned the weed filters, and closed as normal. Returned to Hull, to what is normally a 2 min journey from the river hull to the marina is, but unfortunately took 17 mins due to a severe gale 9. Thats scary! Left the boat and headed home feeling a bit flustered.Due to the condition i was iin i forgot to close any of the intake valves. Guess what, the starbord engine intake pipe decided to frereze and put a small crack in it. Brilliant, all carpets in aft have to be replaced along with new pipes to and from engine cooling system!


Anyway guys, i would like to wish you all a very merry chrismas and happy new year.
Take care and happy boating folks


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