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Subject: Re: Winter Maintanance


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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!

Lesson to be learnt. ALLWAYS CLOSE DOWN BOAT BEFORE LEAVING IT, NOT THE WEEK AFTER.

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

~James

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