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FIBERGLASS AND ALUMINUM BOATS IN PORTLAND OREGON
· Count on a
heater and go without winterizing your boat
· Take your
boat to a guy you found in a ad with no credentials or business
· Do not wait
till first freeze to get boat winterized
· Leave your
boat exposed to the rain
· Close boat
up and not open it from time to time to vent (With Dry-Z-Air in boat only
needed about monthly)
· Store your
boat with less than full tank of gas
towels, jackets, or anything that can hold moisture in the boat
Things to do:
Make sure boat tank is
filled but not topped off!
Be sure to Get your
Put drive down
Un plug your battery
take battery inside
Open all compartments
in boat (glove box, bow seats, cuddy seats, gap engine compartment).
Remove all items from boat including life jackets that keep moisture in
Put Dry-Z-Air in bow
and towards stern check monthly if not more.
Cover boat with canvas
If you need tent pole
they are for available to order, or make them with a 2x4 middle adjusted to
height so cover is tented, nail plywood square at bottom and Frisbee nailed
Then place a tarp on
top of whole boat and snug down with bungee's
Remember snow is heavy
and will break down your canvas, clean off snow, each time it snows.
Winter is the time to
save on large projects, go to the coupon page for big savings.
If you have a
Buff-N-Wax done in the winter, then be sure to take advantage of our $50.
Once around in the spring.
In spring call for our
Drive in - Drive out de-winterize!
nice about doing these winter task is, when spring cleaning gets here your
boat should be in fairly good order. But then there is a lot of inspecting,
checking and conditioning needed so keep a eye out for Spring to do’s!
Winter And boating!
Using your boat in
Be sure to dress
warm, bring survival gear and extra blankets. Also you may add a couple
pieces of dry kindling in a bag, or make fire starters out of egg carton,
candle wax, and dryer lint. Also make sure you have spare prop, spare water
separating fuel filter and belts.
Motors will need to be drained each time you return as well as filling up
your gas tank. Be sure to drain Block, Heat exchanger, Water pump,
Manifolds and Risers.
draining yet can still freeze in the Raw Water Pump.
Be sure to fill out
a float plan when ever you use your boat in the winter time. Float plan is
a piece of paper, listing out who is on your boat, your boat type, and the
location you are boating in.
Damage that May
happen in the winter freeze:
Water starts to
freeze at about temperatures of 32 degrees. If you have any cracks on your
deck that water can seep into damage can start to happen, once water is
soaked inside the crack, it then expands first then becomes denser, thus
opening the crack and causing more damage.
If you have
forgotten to drain; Block, Heat exchanger, Water pump, Manifolds and Risers,
damage may occur.
Lower units can
freeze in the winter, though rare! You can avoid this by angling lower unit
in the fully downward position.
Your belts may
become brittle during the cold, be sure to keep a spare.
Be aware that mud
daubers (wasp) that may infest your outboard boat, clogging up lines. Avoid
this by setting off bug bombs around the boat storage area.
If you wake to find
ice has formed on top of your Vinyl do not attempt to pull it off, it is
best to let it melt and dry it up, rather then pull on vinyl made brittle by
Snow is heavy and
will break down your canvas, sweep off snow each time.
Make sure you have
Replacement Value insurance on your boat at all times.
If you have Friends or Family that have been
wanting to buy a boat, Fall and early Winter is the time to do so! Enjoy
super savings in R&M Marine, Inc/ Boat Sales Super Fall Sale! Spread the
word boats are the best family Christmas presents ever.
The above shows memory. Impellor sit of set,
when unused they hold memory and don't open to suck up water,
Effect over heat or worse.
This Impellor is brittle, this goes beyond memory,
dry storage is hard on these parts and with a lack of use they first get
memory then become very brittle. This is why you should be
starting on hose and checking your water flow instantly.
When was the last time you did your
Water Pump Impellor?
Your water pump impellor has
a life span of about 3-5 years and should be done as a part
of your maintenance
on the boat.
ALSO when you first purchase
a boat you should
do this first thing before running around a lot.
This is the life blood of your engine, make sure
it operates correctly. The water pump
impeller is made of neoprene, this will
become brittle over time, your result will be
breakage. If your water pump
fails to pump water, then, well your hosed! Don't let it be
you, don't risk
your motors, it's an expensive fix if you blow your motor, so just get your
water pump done today! That way you wont waste your boating time, trying to get
the motor replaced, or rebuilt... Once
the water pump is done write down the year it
done then you know, and in three years you should
get it done again.
Have you done your
Did you know your bellows need changed every two
years with Volvo Penta drives
and every 3-5 years with Mercruiser drive
Have you done yours lately?
The bellows are a water seal and is the large
black rubber tubing that surrounds the
u-joints and also protects the gimble
bearing. You can see these from the back of
the boat and is where the drive
unit goes into the stern of the boat, if you see
cracking on these parts, you
are at extreme risk of damage, bring your boat in immediately
for replacement (R&R U-joint
R&M Marine, INC. believes in maintenance rather
than repairs, there is a dramatic
Remember Maintaining your boat makes for happy boats as well as happy
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