Date: 2018-02-10 07:40
The host was awesome, covered all the information we needed to know when we needed to know it, the venue staff were amazing. A wonderful experience all around.
Electrical System and Components:
Check battery water level -refill only with distilled water
Check terminals for corrosion, clean and lubricate
Inspect all wiring for wear and chafe
Test all gauges for operability
Check shore power and charger
Check for spare fuses
Check all lighting fixtures (including navigation lights) and make sure you have spare bulbs
Check all electronics for proper operation
While trailering a covered boat, make sure you secure the top properly. This means anchoring the cover to both the boat and the trailer. Tie-down points should occur at least every two to three feet along the entire length of the boat and cover, alternating between straps attached to the boat that pass completely under the hull, and tie-downs to the trailer. Without securing the cover to the trailer, the top can shift, which could cause the material to tear and can damage the boat if portions of the cover are allowed to rub or flap against the boat at highway speeds.
Protecting the topcoat, then, is the most crucial aspect of properly maintaining vinyl, and the subject with which vinyl manufacturers are most concerned. Vinyl manufacturers agree on and recommend the following.
Robin Randolph, who knows her plants, sent this gem: Plants were not noted to have been taken on the ark. Less than 6% of flowering plants are aquatic, and those which are not cannot tolerate 8775 wet feet 8776 or inundation by flood waters. Of those few species that are submersed (grow totally underwater), these are not often found at a depth below 65 m. Yet, when the waters receded, there were plants there that were fully grown (in spite of lack of available sunlight underwater and other things necessary for their growth). In fact, the dove came back to the ark with an olive branch in his mouth.
Sweet tooths will find everything their heart desires high above the old salt mining town. Double pleasure at a historical place.
The Garden of Eden
presents the same series of problems as Noah 8767 s Ark. How big was the Garden? Were ALL the plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, etc. on Earth present in the Garden? Genesis 7:69 seems to indicate so,. 8776 ..brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them. 8776 How many climates did the garden have? I can picture a lion lying down with a lamb, but I simply can 8767 t picture a polar bear sharing the same climate as a rattlesnake. And if all the sea creatures were there too, the garden must have had two big ponds, one freshwater and a saltwater one. Come to think of it, the saltwater one must have been really deep, and must have had thermal vents at the bottom well, you get the idea. (from Stephen Reese)
Check for hull abrasions, scratches, gouges, etc. and repair
Check and replace zincs
Check for blisters and refinish is necessary
Check rub rails
Check swim platform and/or ladder
Inspect and test trim tabs
Check lower unit and prop
Winterizing Your Boat
It's the end of the season and time to put away the Hawaiian shirts and water skis. The days are getting shorter. There's a chill in the evening air. Days on the boat will soon be precious memories, it's time to winterize your boat. Fall lay-up is quite possibly the single most important maintenance duty a boater will perform. Proper winterization will prevent costly damage that can result from freezing, dormancy, corrosion and moisture, and will allow for a smooth launch come springtime.
Tires: the most common cause of tire problems is under inflation. Be sure to inflate to the correct psi found on the sidewall of the tire. We also recommend that tires are balanced.
Note: be sure all tires have equal pressure!! Failure to do so may cause sway problems,
especially true on tandem trailers.