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Old 07-15-2013, 11:20 AM   #26
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Vessel Model: Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
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Originally Posted by timjet View Post
Don, do you not leave the Air Conditioning on while unattended at the dock?
No, Tim. I am afraid of a line breaking, and sinking the boat. The air lock only occurs after the boat is hauled, so it's not a major problem. Just wanted a method that made it easier to bleed the line. I have a captain that keeps an eye on the boat for me. I pay him monthly to check the bilges, and air the boat out. He has the charter boat, Last Mango, in the slip next to me; and can hear the alarms if they go off in the boat. I just don't trust fittings enough to leave the a/c pump running. I may be away for a month or two at a time. I also turn off and clean out the ice maker and refrigerator in case the power goes out. I turn off the inverter. I don't want anything to run the batteries down. I turn off everything on the boat except the battery charger and the 24 hr things like bilge pumps, stereo memory, etc. Is that anal?
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