Winterizing

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Winterizing

Postby thinwater » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:18 pm

It's about that time for some of us. I was always stunned that the boat that was built in Canada can without provisions for winterizing. I had to chase leaks for the first year because the PO took pipes apart to winterize the boat, wearing out the fittings. Yes, they are quick-disconnect, but that doens't mean they are meant for annual-disconnect. It wears them out.

I posted this. Later, I added similar valves for may AC.
http://sail-delmarva.blogspot.com/2012/10/easier-winterizing.html

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Of course, winterizing my F-24 is as simple as taking the water tank home. On the other hand, the lack of propane heat and a nice dodger is a drag.
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Re: Winterizing

Postby amytom » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:54 pm

Or just move to Florida???

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Re: Winterizing

Postby thinwater » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:41 am

^^ From my point of view, that's where they send you when you die, if you've been very, very bad.

In fact, one of my best sailing days was just a week ago. 70F, nice breeze, no sweating required. Summer sail I mostly dislike. Once it passes about 85F, too damn hot.

Enjoy your repentance.
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Re: Winterizing

Postby amytom » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:53 pm

I was working in Amarillo last week and overheard some people talking about going skiing. My first thought was, “I wonder what kind of boat they’re using.”

Different climates for different people.
I don’t mind sweating.

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Re: Winterizing

Postby thinwater » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:23 am

"My first thought was, 'I wonder what kind of boat they’re using.'”

You have a sick mind. Just a few days ago I was watching a guy in a shop tuning some snow skis. I found myself drooling slightly, as though a Thanksgiving turkey was coming out of the oven.

Of course, my avitar should give a clue.
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