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Winter blues

Post by robdalej on Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:56 pm

Just been up to have a look at the boat, looking quite sad for itself, no electricity hook up , so batteries probablyflat , can't run engine as antifreezed,  inside cabin freezing cold but , surprisingly,  dry , checked inside bilge , all dry in there , so that's good, only another 2 ? Months I hope

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Re: Winter blues

Post by molemot on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:57 pm

If you have the master switch OFF, then the batteries are probably fine. Trilly's batteries sit there happily doing nothing for months at a time.... I nearly went on board her today, but the rain was too discouraging!!

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Re: Winter blues

Post by RichK on Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:45 am

My batteries after the winter layoff have always been fine. Only thing I do is turn master switches off and pull fuse for the auto bilge pump as ashore. About mid march I take batteries home and give them a trickle charge to top up.
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Re: Winter blues

Post by bigscale on Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:19 pm

Checked  my boat today after all the floods and she was ok no water, canopy still intact and batteries reading ok,  got off and went home feeling happy
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Re: Winter blues

Post by Liberty on Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:32 pm

I find a good way to banish winter boar blues is to take a few small jobs home..... however small it lets me think I'm working towards the summer.
PS, it was still daylight at 5pm tonight.... we are getting there
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Re: Winter blues

Post by GAVSY on Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:01 am

Don't think I can last.................  come on March !!!! , I need to be back on my Freeman now ,I'm sick of doing jobs around the house Captain

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Re: Winter blues

Post by robdalej on Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:51 am

Same here , nearly deantifreezed it last weekend, glad I didn't now!

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Re: Winter blues

Post by Minerva on Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:30 pm

I find unscrewing bits and varnishing them at home therapeutic. Plus u can do it properly and build up the coats without rushing it. Shame I can’t apply this to the big static bits of wood though! Eg I got a lovely fuse door on a tatty bulkhead! Anyway my daffs are out and the birds are tweeting away so it must be spring!

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