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PostSubject: Marine Battery Chargers - Winterize Your Boat With An Onboard Battery Charger   Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:03 pm

With the summer through, it is now enough time to start thinking about storing my boat for ones winter. Before storing a boat, it is important to realize how to properly winterize your ship. There are several things you need to do to prepare, for winterizing your own boat. The most important is purchasing a marine battery charger, also called an onboard battery charger, to keep your battery in good condition during the long winter months.

There are also a number of things you'll need for you to do to avoid damage with your boat during the cold winter. A little bit in maintenance now will ensure your boat is during good condition when up coming summer rolls around. Some of the things you'll need in order to winterize your boat are actually: soap and water, boat wax, a cleaning lightly brush, a pressure washer, antifreeze and a marine battery charger. Here are some things to do in order to properly winterize your sailboat.



Flush out the outboard engine with fresh water. Wash the engine with detergent and water and water. Drain all fuel from the carburetor. Drain the oil from the engine and replace along with clean oil. Change the actual oil filters. Also deplete and refill the transmitting oil. Fill the gas tank to avoid any condensation and add stabilizer. Run engine for 15 minutes to get stabilizer in to fuel lines. Check for the purpose of vents and leaks. When the engine is dry lubricate the exterior with wax. Remove typically the batteries. Check all electrical connections and make sure they are in good condition. Use the marine battery chargers and / or onboard battery chargers to maintain the battery fully imposed. Clean the outside of the boat with a burden washer. Inspect the hull and deck for any cracks or damage not to mention repair if needed. Clean all props and rudders. Paint any worn areas. Clean any hardware and furnishings. Wax hull when arid. Pull the mast through and inspect for impairment. Carefully check any electrical wiring in mast. Inspect sails and make any needed repairs. Wash as well as store sail and riggings. Clean interior of boat comprehensively. Wash down all surfaces. Clean out any wine cooler fridges and appliances. Remove any kind of trash. Clean out bathroom, or head. Properly shut down wood stove by closing the gas valve and lighting the stove allowing it to burn out. Remove propane from boat. Check propane containers and lines for any damage, repair or restore if needed. Leave just about all hatches and doors offered for ventilation. Drain clean water system and wash pump and replace through half anti-freeze and 1 / 2 water. Keep water in your diet seacock closed. Cover vessel with shrink-wrap, plastic tarps, or a custom boat cover. Be sure to leave proper ventilation to maintain mold from forming in winter. Use extra lines to be sure the boat is safe.

The warm weather is dead and you're feeling a tiny bit sad having to say goodbye to your friend for the winter. With a little hard work and some preventive routine maintenance your sailboat will be safe and secure during the off-season. Before you know it summer will be backside, and your boat is going to be in perfect condition. And you'll be back out on the water in no time.
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