Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-01-2017, 08:02 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
jhance's Avatar
 
City: Eastsound
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Audrey Grace
Vessel Model: 2003 Camano 31
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 179
What do you do with your dinghy and kicker motor in winter?

Curious how many of you take the dinghy off the boat and store it away for the winter assuming you don't plan to use it much? I plan on using the boat in the winter but not sure how much I'll use the dinghy. Do you leave the dinghy and motor on the boat year-round exposed to the elements? Pacific Northwest.
__________________
Advertisement

jhance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2017, 08:15 PM   #2
Guru
 
kthoennes's Avatar
 
City: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Xanadu
Vessel Model: Mainship 37 Motor Yacht
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,139
Unheated but inside storage, dingy and motor. I never have bothered to put stabilizer in the gas tank either. Never seemed to make any difference, still starts right up in the spring, although I know others will disagree.
__________________

kthoennes is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 08:09 AM   #3
Guru
 
City: Pembroke
Country: Canada
Vessel Model: Helmsman Camano among several
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 538
What size of engine?
What size and type of dingy?

Sun is the killer for an inflatable.
Wash, deflate slightly and store dry, away from sun

Salt and ethenal are trouble for outboards.
I run mine out of fuel in fresh water. Not only flush’s salt out, but drains the carb. While you “may” be lucky enough to not have your carb gum up during down time...this is too easy to do and then you know it won’t.

Your boat....your choices 😄
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	4A7AA2EC-9E65-4F62-8417-09B99E22375F.jpeg
Views:	80
Size:	98.0 KB
ID:	69961  
Durant F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 09:03 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
The Other Gary's Avatar
 
City: Toronto
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Adios Dinero
Vessel Model: Bayliner 3988 2 x 330 Cummins
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 336
Mine gets pulled up on our dock, drained and wrapped in a heavy duty tarp. In the spring I unwrap, adjust the inflation and slide it back in the water.
The Other Gary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 09:06 AM   #5
Guru
 
menzies's Avatar
 
City: Jacksonville
Country: USA
Vessel Name: SONAS
Vessel Model: Grand Alaskan 53
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 5,853
Winter?

What's that?
menzies is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 10:19 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
City: Pompano Beach, FL
Country: USA
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 121
Quote:
Originally Posted by menzies View Post
Winter?

What's that?


When the snowbirds show up.
Mkeller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 10:21 AM   #7
Guru
 
Ken E.'s Avatar
 
City: Bellingham WA
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Hatt Trick
Vessel Model: 45' Hatteras Convertible
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 1,207
I have a flip-up hard dinghy on the swim step. I run the gas out of the 9.9 Yamaha and forget about it til spring.
Ken E. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 10:27 AM   #8
Veteran Member
 
City: Clinton
Country: USA
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 98
Ken E
What do you use for davits,
I have a `12 Lund, and am trying to figure out a way
to bring it along
Thanks
ctbarbarian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 10:37 AM   #9
Guru
 
City: LI or Fla
Country: USA
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,147
10.5 Rib with 20 Suzuki, put on small trailer and bring home, change oil and lower unit oil , cover with canvas cover over a little wood frame I made up. That's it.
Marlinmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 10:59 AM   #10
Guru
 
alormaria's Avatar
 
City: Trenton
Country: USA
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,195
I bring it home and put it in the basement. It's a rollup. Haven't used the O/B in years. It's down there too. Somewhere.
__________________
Al Johnson
34' Marine Trader
"Angelina"
alormaria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 11:15 AM   #11
Guru
 
Heron's Avatar
 
City: Cypress Landing Marina (NC)
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Heron (2)
Vessel Model: '88 Cape Dory 28 Flybridge #115
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,303
Quote:
Originally Posted by ctbarbarian View Post
Ken E
What do you use for davits,
I have a `12 Lund, and am trying to figure out a way
to bring it along
Thanks
Weaver brackets work well...Check out Drifter's set-up in the Dingy section:

I uses these with my inflatable as well..

https://boathealer.wixsite.com/ameri...orsale/gallery
__________________
Steve
Heron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 11:38 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
jhance's Avatar
 
City: Eastsound
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Audrey Grace
Vessel Model: 2003 Camano 31
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 179
I have a RIB on a Seawise davit so it does tip up easily on end on my swimstep. 9.9 Honda.
jhance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 11:49 AM   #13
Guru
 
kchace's Avatar
 
City: Brookline, NH
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Blue Heaven
Vessel Model: Albin 43 classic double cabin, twin 135 Lehmans
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,811
I have 2 dinghy's - one stays on the boat and one stays at the marina to get to/from our mooring. The dinghy on the boat stays there during the winter but the motor comes home, gets maintenance and is stored indoors. The dinghy that is normally in the water comes home, it and its motor get any needed maintenance and both are stored indoors.

Ken
kchace is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 11:59 AM   #14
TF Site Team
 
FlyWright's Avatar
 
City: California Delta and SF Bay
Country: Sacramento, CA, USA (boat in Vallejo)
Vessel Name: FlyWright
Vessel Model: Marshall Californian 34 LRC
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 12,734
During the summer cruising season, the dink and motor live on the swimstep and transom OB motor bracket. In winter fishing season, the dink moves to the bow inverted on foam chocks and the motor gets covered on its transom bracket. Since I'm in a covered slip, excessive UV and rain are not an issue.

This way, both remain available for use if needed and neither get in the way of having seasonal fun.
__________________
My boat is my ark. It's my mobile treehouse and my floating fishing cabin. It's my retreat and my respite. Everyday I thank God I have a boat! -Al

@DeltaBridges - 25 Delta Bridges in 25 Days
FlyWright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 12:25 PM   #15
Veteran Member
 
Delta Dog's Avatar
 
City: Grass Valley
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Plan B
Vessel Model: 1982 Ocean Alexander 43
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 79
Our dink stays on board in davits on the aft deck with a UV proof cover over both it and the motor. We do drain the fuel system on the motor and add stabilizer to the tank.
Delta Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 12:57 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
jhance's Avatar
 
City: Eastsound
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Audrey Grace
Vessel Model: 2003 Camano 31
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 179
Do you use a regular outboard motor cover? I understand you might not want to cover the outboard as you need to let the cowling breathe. With a cover you are trapping moisture and making matters worse?
jhance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 01:25 PM   #17
Veteran Member
 
Delta Dog's Avatar
 
City: Grass Valley
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Plan B
Vessel Model: 1982 Ocean Alexander 43
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 79
Our cover comes down over the sides of the dinghy but is not air tight. Where it goes over the motor, there is a lot of air circulation. Think of a poncho, loose enough at the bottom to allow air flow, but comes down enough to shade everything. We haven't had any problems with wind blowing rain under the cover during any storms so far..
Delta Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 04:06 PM   #18
Guru
 
Ken E.'s Avatar
 
City: Bellingham WA
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Hatt Trick
Vessel Model: 45' Hatteras Convertible
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 1,207
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by ctbarbarian View Post
Ken E
What do you use for davits,
I have a `12 Lund, and am trying to figure out a way
to bring it along
Thanks
I use Weaver snap davits. www.weaverindustries.com. I've been very happy with them. Weaver's stainless steel products are top notch.
Ken E. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 04:21 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
jhance's Avatar
 
City: Eastsound
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Audrey Grace
Vessel Model: 2003 Camano 31
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 179
I was going to do something very similar to this on my setup... 6x10 tarp with bungees.
jhance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2017, 06:49 PM   #20
Guru
 
TDunn's Avatar
 
City: Maine Coast
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Tortuga
Vessel Model: Nunes Brothers Raised Deck Cruiser
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 886
My inflatable in in the bag hanging from the ceiling in the garage. The hard dinghy is on a rack in the back yard covered with a tarp. The motor is in the garage. I don't add stabilized to the fuel tank because I don't think electrons go bad.
__________________

TDunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012
×