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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Winterizing yet for Climate Challenged Boaters

    Hey PDB members / readers:

    Is the boat winterized and covered up yet for the duration?

    We pulled ours out the last weekend in September because the weather was great and I didn't want to be power spraying the underside of the pontoon in future 40 degree weather.

    I'm working on the replacement of my seat pedestal for a taller one and will post pictures later when the job is done.

    "Toons are cleaned, engine is serviced, on board items stored in garage with battery, bimini & frame removed and Two new Taylor Made covers lashed down for pending weather.

    These new covers fit well and came from "Wholesale Marine Supply" mail order.

    Tell us what plans you have for the off season.





    Last edited by Captain Tony; 10-15-2017 at 09:38 AM. Reason: spelling
    Captain Tony
    2005 Summit by Triton - 220T Platinum 3Log
    2005 115HP Mercury Optimax - 228 Marine Master Trailer
    St. Louis & Lake of the Ozarks, MO.

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    Our boat sleeps here. No winterizing needed.
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    Carl & Suzi
    Denver,NC
    2007 Bennington 2275rl tri-toon
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    Power assisted steering
    Beautiful Lake Norman
    Pleiku Vietnam 1971
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    Haven't been down yet to get to mine. Was hoping the weather would allow one more outing..
    Rick

    St. Louis/Lake of the Ozarks

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    Boat out of water and in the inside storage at the marina. Guy coming tomorrow to service motor then it's all over until next year. Here's hoping for a better weather forecast for next year. We've had the best weather last bit but marina is firm on their dates so out it goes.
    2017 Harris Cruiser 200
    Tri-toon
    115hp Merc

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    I'll be getting another day on the water Friday. (I am a big fan of global warming. There is no need to mitigate it)

    I just trim the engine up, put Sta-bil in the tanks (& run the engines so I don't have carb jelly), drain the water tanks & let it sit in the slip until spring.
    1994 Tracker Party Cruiser
    115 hp Merc, 2 stroke

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    Since we boat in Maine and live in Ohio we had to pull our boat a few days after Labor Day. We took it to a local Yamaha dealer close to our place in Maine and had the engine winterized and they had it shrink wrapped and put it into outside storage. This outside storage is all new to me so I have my fingers crossed that all will go well.
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    Carguy Bill

    2016 Sweetwater Bow Fish - 70 HP Yamaha
    Hydraulic Pontoon Legs
    Home: Coshocton, OH
    Summer boating: Cold Stream Pond, Enfield ME

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    As long as shrink wrap vented should be OK. We looked at doing this but inside storage at the marina costs about the same as outside plus shrink wrap so went with the inside.
    2017 Harris Cruiser 200
    Tri-toon
    115hp Merc

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    So glad I can toon year round, may be cool!!! but it is a lot of fun to see the christmas lights from the water .
    Malcolm ( Goofy )
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