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Old 10-19-2017, 06:39 AM   #21
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1. if she is serious about her training, she can swim ashore and you can bring her dry clothes. LOL
2. water maker; after use, pickle it unless you use it frequently on a cruise. Prior to sending the water to a tank, taste it.
3. start and run gen and main engine once a month at the dock. Bring them both up to normal operating temps to drive out the moisture that may gather in the oil. Put the gen under load and exercise the transmission too, forward and reverse. It's also a good way to stretch and check your dock lines.
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:32 AM   #22
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I wash my hull down once a season after haulout. I then wipe the entire boat down with alcohol, sand and repaint/varnish. As far as anchoring out, I back down on the anchor to make sure it is set then I go ashore if I feel like it. I always anchor with at least 4:1 scope at high tide using all chain.
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My boat gets washed more often than my car. LOL
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Old 10-21-2017, 05:43 AM   #24
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"if she is serious about her training, she can swim ashore and you can bring her dry clothes."

NOT a great choice in Florida , where 12-14 ft gators abound.
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"if she is serious about her training, she can swim ashore and you can bring her dry clothes."

NOT a great choice in Florida , where 12-14 ft gators abound.
Well there is that problem. Near shore and off shore there seems to be a growing population too.
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:51 AM   #26
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I don't get the part about flushing the engine and washing the boat while cruising and at anchor. There's no need to do either.

A "cruise worthy" boat will have a closed cooling system (filled with coolant) and no need for flushing. Flushing the dinghy motor can wait until you are at a marina or back home.

Washing the boat can also wait until you're at a marina or back home. The only thing you might have to wash is the windshield.
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Old 10-21-2017, 07:37 AM   #27
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We anchor out almost exclusively when cruising. We use oversized spade type anchors (85 pound Mantus at present for a 42 foot, 40,000 boat and an all chain rode to sleep good and to know the boat will probably still be anchored when we get back from dinghy excursions. I confess, we don't flush our dinghy motor much on cruises. We don't have a water maker and can't spare the water. Acceptable wear and tear for us.
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Wes in the OP, he asked this
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How often do you flush your dinghy outboard with fresh water?
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As for the boat, I liked to at least wipe down with a damp cloth the railings and areas of the deck house where salt spray and residue accumulated. The hull when in port at a dock.
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