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Old 07-30-2015, 08:01 PM
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Default How do you store your boats out of water weekly?

After boating do you remove everything from the boat, open all hatches, remove all cushions, and raise the engine hood?

Anything else when only taking the boat out 2 weekends per month?
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Old 07-31-2015, 05:18 AM
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I usually prop open any areas that are sealed tight then cover the boat. Everything stays on the boat
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Old 07-31-2015, 05:24 AM
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Since I store my boat inside a garage I only remove the fishing rods and put them in a rack. Everything else is washed and dried and left in the boat.

Next trip all I have to do is load the rods and go.
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I remove my forward cushions (takes less that 5 minutes) & store them in the console to keep them from accumulating bird crap & dirt from the traffic near my house. Usually dry out cooler & storage compartments & leave them cracked to prevent/reduce mildew. Loose gear gets put away. You can hang a couple of the "mildew bags" from WM in any places that might stay damp.
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I have a barn we built that has heat/AC with a auto dehumidifier. Wash off, dry down, back in, do again next week.
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Old 07-31-2015, 07:05 AM
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Cabin door open, engine hatch cracked, and cabin hatches open. That's it usually, sometimes with a cockpit cover on but usually not.

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Old 07-31-2015, 07:16 AM
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Remove electronics.
Hatch with PFD's propped opened.
Fuel tank access ports opened.
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crack the hatch's - have a spray bottle of Clorox cleanup to get mildew outta hard to reach areas / corners etc
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Old 07-31-2015, 10:06 AM
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Wash it, back it into garage, open hatches.
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by flatag View Post
Since I store my boat inside a garage I only remove the fishing rods and put them in a rack. Everything else is washed and dried and left in the boat.

Next trip all I have to do is load the rods and go.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Kack View Post
I usually prop open any areas that are sealed tight then cover the boat. Everything stays on the boat
Gotta remember to do this more often... Floor locker remains damp from spare anchor/etc. when I forget...
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