Recommissioning to do list

Discussion in 'Winterizing' started by Shaps, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. Islandtime04

    Islandtime04 Member

    Dec 10, 2017
    Chesapeake Bay
    2004 420 Sedan Bridge
    GHS Lift
    11' Walker Bay 30hp
    Garmin 7612 (duel)
    Cummins 8.3 480CE's
    I bought my boat from Carlton (PWM) and also kept the in the Potomac for 10+ years. The first time I pulled the coolers was after almost 10 years! (Ignorance is bliss). They looked really good and no leaks. Followed Tony from Seaboard on the process. Keep the boat at HHN now. I pulled the coolers 2 weeks ago, but have not looked at them yet, so can't answer your last question.
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  2. SeaNile

    SeaNile Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Aug 16, 2010
    Chadds Ford, PA
    Boatless. Possibly shopping...who knows
    I'd be curious to see when everyone launched their boat. Here in the Upper Chesapeake the weather is pretty unpredictable in the spring but I generally shoot for early April. Often the weather still is miserable till May.
  3. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Active Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Middle River. When pulled had to pick a week so they knew how to place boats, went with first week April based on past years.
  4. juggernaut1

    juggernaut1 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 19, 2015
    Perth, Western Australia
    2006 38 Sundancer
    8.1S / ZF 63V Drives
    1. Remove shore power. :)
    2. Go boating. :p
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  5. Mark.60

    Mark.60 Active Member

    Sep 6, 2020
    Westbrook Connecticut
    2007 44 sedan bridge
    Cummins qsc 500
    I shoot for mid may but last year it didn’t warm up until june. Five more years and I’ll be one of those who don’t winterize.Correction 4 years 9 months.
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  6. dwna1a

    dwna1a Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Apr 23, 2012
    James River
    88 Weekender 300 "Seahorse"
    Twins 350
    I guess older boats have longer lists
    1) pull and rebuild one of the transmissions
    2) build my wife the L bench seat she wants in our boat
    3) finish the cockpit improvements
    4) purchase the one case of bourbon needed for the upcoming season
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  7. rlynch03

    rlynch03 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    May 16, 2019
    Annapolis, MD
    07 52 Sedan Bridge, 2019 Brig Falcon 360HT-30HP Honda, 2003 16' Dauntless
    Cummins QSM 11 660 HP w/ ZF 325-1A
    My list...
    1. Replace Exhaust tubes x2
    2. Send elbows to DeAngelo to reseal
    3. Pull windlass, fish chain counter wire and seat in place
    4. replace autopilot w/new Garmin unit
    5. pull boat
    1. power wash bottom
    2. check zincs
    3. replace boot stripe
    4. Replace worn swim platform bolts
    5. Install trim tab indicators
    1. Splash and go boating
  8. OllieC

    OllieC Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2013
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Even baby Sea Rays need recommissioning work.

    1. Flounder Pounder EIM Upgrade
    2. Manifolds and Risers replacement
    3. Harden Marine Gen 7 Waterpump Impeller/Plate kit
    4. Spark Plugs and Cables (seeing as the manifolds are pulled)
    5. Starter (seeing as the manifolds are pulled)
    6. Cap and Rotor
    7. Transom seal kit, trim senders, bellows, U-Joint replacement, gimbal bearing, engine alignment (done)

    2021 Wish List
    1. Octopus Mechanical autopilot drive
    2. Garmin Reactor 40 Corepack
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2021
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  9. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    Axiom 12 MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives

    Only one case??!! What do you drink after Memorial day week-end?:confused:
  10. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    I'm still on my winter work list:

    definite to be done
    R&R depth transducer & software updates - installer
    strip & refinish teak toe rails and eyebrow trim - yard
    install trim fence upgrade (done) - me & Sabre
    Replace starboard trim tab indicator sender - yard
    R&R engine and Gen impellers - yard
    move Racor filter mounts - yard
    repair port side engine vent leaking drain - me
    buff & apply Awlgrip sealer to hull - yard
    buff & wax smooth gelcoat - yard
    strip, prep & apply Velox to pods - me
    scrape & bottom pain Vivid Red - me
    Upgrade EVC software - Volvo
    write big check - me
    water systems tank clean & flush, house and seagull filters - me after launch
    move in a bunch of useless shi_ - me
    clean & oil helm deck teak - me after launch

    wish list N2K interface & connection for gen - me

    We'll go in the water in early may and hang out at the boatyard marina until around the end of the month when our summer marina opens. It is on a river that drains from the White Mountains, so tree trunks are pretty common until the end of May.
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  11. Mark.60

    Mark.60 Active Member

    Sep 6, 2020
    Westbrook Connecticut
    2007 44 sedan bridge
    Cummins qsc 500
    Here it is, the boat is new to me 09/2020
    Replace all raw water hoses
    Replace fuel transmission coolers
    Replace aftercoolers
    Service heat exchangers
    Replace impellers
    Remove turbos clean and inspect
    Change all fluids and filters
    Change antifreeze
    Replace belts
    Good thing I did the work, only cost about 12k
    Only thing left is install new generator
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  12. Chip S

    Chip S Active Member

    Jun 17, 2019
    Bordentown, NJ
    1993 Sea Ray 200 Overnighter
    1993 Mercury 150 hp Black Max Outboard
    Remove shrink wrap
    Install battery
    Replace fuel filter
    Replace spark plugs
    Replace anode
    Clean/wax hull
    Install bimini top
    Install porta potti
    Apply name/hailing port to transom
    Start engine on muffs
  13. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
    This is listed in my signature
    This is listed in my signature
    I always did all of the systems preventive maintenance at our dock in October and drove the boat to the Travelhoist at an appointed time. It was freshly washed so it went into storage very clean. The marina polished and waxed it in the winter so it was ready to go in the spring. I would have it launched on a nice day in April and drive it to our lake house a few miles away. There, I would sanitize the water system and ice maker and we were ready to boat. I would rinse the pollen off of it every few days and it stayed clean for quite a while with just regular rinses.
  14. Timvail

    Timvail Member

    Sep 3, 2020
    Georgian Bay Ontario
    1990 Sea Ray 350 Sundancer with 13 ft avon/40HP Honda
    7.4 Mercruisers
    Very detailed and valuable. Would you mind sending it to me in word format please and thankyou.
  15. Juliery

    Juliery Active Member

    Sep 26, 2020
    Comox, B.C.
    1993 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    Galvanized triple axle Road Runner trailer
    7.4 Mercruiser w/ Bravo 2
    Most maintenance items were completed in the Fall with winterization. Flush the fresh water system, wax and buff the hull, refinish the teak swim platform and go!

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