Are you ready for winter?
Now is the time to start thinking about winterizing your boat. A little effort now can save you from much greater expense should you suffer damage over the winter period. Forms have been enclosed with the latest newsletter, so if you want Chris Davey of River Ouse Marine Engineering to winterize your boat, please complete, sign and return to the Office.
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We will be lifting boats every week in the run up to winter. Book your slot at the office. You can be present if you wish. Chris has requested that engine bays, generators etc are kindly left clear of obstructions so he can access them easily.
Please remember to indicate whether you want electricity or not whilst on hard standing as this will dictate where you are placed in the Marina. Those boats not requesting electric will be placed in areas away from electric points. Anyone hooked-up to the electric will be charged the weekly rental from the date they are lifted to when they go back in.
In recent years wind has proved very destructive, damaging canopies in particular. Protect your boat by shrink-wrapping because we all know canopies can be very expensive to repair. It also keeps your boat nice and clean over the winter. Call the office for a quote if you are interested in this service.
If you wish to do the works yourself, please keep the following in mind:
- Make sure the engine is drained or has been winterized appropriately. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines.
- Check antifreeze mix is strong enough in coolant systems
- Close sea cocks if staying afloat to prevent sinking
- Make sure the batteries are on charge or removed
- Remove canopies and replace with older winter canopies or tonneau covers if you have one. Be aware of the weight of snow
- Leave a dehumidifier, moisture crystals or small heater running to prevent damp inside the cabin