Lake Norman - When is it safe to "spalsh" the boat?

Discussion in 'Carolinas' started by LKN, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. LKN

    LKN Member

    65
    Mar 6, 2016
    Lake Norman, NC
    2002 240 Sundeck
    5.7L EFI Mercruiser with Bravo III Outdrive
    Man, it's unseasonably cold! I'm sure glad I drained my block and manifolds after I de-winterized.
     
  2. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    I was planning to get mine out on Saturday, but I abandoned the mission - 40's on Sat, Snow on Sunday and the coldest stretch of the winter coming up. March madness isn't just basketball in North Carolina.
     
  3. LKN

    LKN Member

    65
    Mar 6, 2016
    Lake Norman, NC
    2002 240 Sundeck
    5.7L EFI Mercruiser with Bravo III Outdrive
    If it doesn't rain Saturday it's supposed to be close to 70..... one can hope :)
     
  4. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
    This is listed in my signature
    This is listed in my signature
    Make sure you check your insurance policy to see if there is a specific layup period. We can not launch until April 15 and must be on the hard by November 1 in order to have coverage. In the even of a claim, companies look for reasons not to pay. This period varies by company and geographic area. Some policies have no such requirement.
     
  5. LKN

    LKN Member

    65
    Mar 6, 2016
    Lake Norman, NC
    2002 240 Sundeck
    5.7L EFI Mercruiser with Bravo III Outdrive
    Finally got her back in the water today (late afternoon ended being beautiful). I can happily state that my first attempt draining the block and manifolds must have been successful :)
     
  6. Luis

    Luis New Member

    27
    Nov 2, 2020
    Baltimore, MD
    1996 330 Sundance
    Twin mercruiser
    Any suggestions on went to commission the boat this season?
     
  7. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
    This is listed in my signature
    This is listed in my signature
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    When does your insurance coverage begin? That date and a good weather forecast usually drive the decision to launch.
     
  8. hughespat57

    hughespat57 Active Member

    406
    Sep 25, 2016
    Rock Hill, SC
    300 Sundancer 1994, trailered tri-axle LoadRite roller
    Mercruiser 5.7 260HP Alpha One Gen II, twin
    You guys do realize this is in the Carolina's forum right?

    We southern folk have a different idea of "winter"...

    ;-)
     
  9. Luis

    Luis New Member

    27
    Nov 2, 2020
    Baltimore, MD
    1996 330 Sundance
    Twin mercruiser
    Ha!!!! You’re right! I totally missed that!!!!

    Thanks!
     

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