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Old 01-28-2019, 03:12 PM   #1
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Premature? Yup. But I need something to look forward to!

I've finally got a garage large enough to store my boat on its trailer. That means I won't be using the dealer to put it in the water.

For those of you who are the most OCD, what should I be doing to insure the longevity of my boat?

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Old 01-28-2019, 05:14 PM   #2
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Premature? Yup. But I need something to look forward to!

I've finally got a garage large enough to store my boat on its trailer. That means I won't be using the dealer to put it in the water.

For those of you who are the most OCD, what should I be doing to insure the longevity of my boat?

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Ironically, the two worst things for a boat (besides disasters) are sun and water. Keep it in the shade and dry and it will last a really long time. My smaller boat is stored under a roof and on a trailer. Despite being 19 years old, it is routinely mistaken for new. A far as the engine goes, follow the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule and it will likely last 2500 hours or more, unless it's a diesel, then it can go 10,000+ hours. If you have a stern drive, I would have the prop shaft seals replaced at 900 hours unless they have failed already.
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Totally agree with the above. The beats on the glass. Wax or polish is a must and if u leave it in all summer pull it every so often for a good cleaning. I have a dock that is broadside to the northwest wind so I rarely leave mine in when Iím not there. It goes right back in the garage so my 1997 looks new. Change your water pump impeller at least every other year.
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As far as the interior goes make sure you air out and store the carpet runners if you have them and also make sure when storing for the winter the is air flow otherwise the vinyl will dry and crack.


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Take that battery out and put it on a trickle charger!!
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Trailers are treated like Harry Potter and kept under the stairs. How about touching up scratches, waxing, tire pressure, bearing grease, lube the rollers, winch, etc. Have you added gear to the boat but not re-balanced the trailer? Are the rollers and bunks still in the right place, or have they moved from road-jarring?
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If your looking for a good way to keep mold and mildew from growing on your boats interior, we treat hundreds of boats with our patented antimicrobial! Typically 1 treatment in the spring before you put it in the water and 1 treatment in the fall before storage is all it takes to keep your interior looking brand new! nctnh.com 603-630-5377
Typical fear mongering advertising. Buy my product, or you will die!!! Really??? Two points: 1) we are ALL going to be dead in 12 years anyways from climate change... (NOT), and 2) who the hell believes anything that is said on the "king of fake news" cnn??? Pathetic. It may be a great product and does what it's supposed to, but I don't think we are all going to die if we don't use it... Just my humble opinion. When I store my boat in the fall, (I shrinkwrap and store outside on a trailer) for the winter, I change the engine oil and the outdrive gear oil, then I put all the cushions up on their edges, leaning on something, to help, (and keep) everything dried out. I also put a scented "damprid" moisture absorbent "pail" on the floor in my cuddy cabin, and one in the cockpit to absorb moisture, and then I put some scented bounce dryer sheets strategically placed throughout the boat to help repel rodents. After the motor is winterized, (I/O) and cooled off, I spray down the entire engine compartment with wd40 making sure everything (except the belts), gets completely coated. I do the same thing with my outboard, spray wd40 all over the entire motor underneath the engine cover. It preserves rubber and plastic, prevents rust, and also helps to repel rodents. When you get to this time of year, hopefully, all you have to do is start it up, (wd40 burns off anything that heats up, so expect a little "smoking" till it's burned off), and then clean it up, and go...!!

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Typical fear mongering advertising. Buy my product, or you will die!!! Really??? Two points: 1) we are ALL going to be dead in 12 years anyways from climate change... (NOT), and 2) who the hell believes anything that is said on the "king of fake news" cnn??? Pathetic. It may be a great product and does what it's supposed to, but I don't think we are all going to die if we don't use it... Just my humble opinion. When I store my boat in the fall, (I shrinkwrap and store outside on a trailer) for the winter, I change the engine oil and the outdrive gear oil, then I put all the cushions up on their edges, leaning on something, to help, (and keep) everything dried out. I also put a scented "damprid" moisture absorbent "pail" on the floor in my cuddy cabin, and one in the cockpit to absorb moisture, and then I put some scented bounce dryer sheets strategically placed throughout the boat to help repel rodents. After the motor is winterized, (I/O) and cooled off, I spray down the entire engine compartment with wd40 making sure everything (except the belts), gets completely coated. I do the same thing with my outboard, spray wd40 all over the entire motor underneath the engine cover. It preserves rubber and plastic, prevents rust, and also helps to repel rodents. When you get to this time of year, hopefully, all you have to do is start it up, (wd40 burns off anything that heats up, so expect a little "smoking" till it's burned off), and then clean it up, and go...!!
What. Are. You. Talking. About? Fear mongering? Death? CNN?!

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Did you watch the video about how "superbugs" are the "next" thing to come along and kill us all, unless we start using the product it was advertising?? If it's not "climate change", (according to some, we only have 12yrs to fix climate change, or the earth will stop existing as we know it. How long have "they" been saying that??), then it will be "super bugs", or something else...!! I'm sick and tired of the "fear mongering" that the end of civilization as we know it is coming to an end, UNLESS, you use this product, or, UNLESS, you start paying for this, or paying for that... It's totally irresponsible, IMHO. Watch the video at nctnh.com from a previous post. Like climate change, just a bunch of BS trying to "scare" people into paying for something, unnecessarily...
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Did you watch the video about how "superbugs" are the "next" thing to come along and kill us all, unless we start using the product it was advertising?? If it's not "climate change", (according to some, we only have 12yrs to fix climate change, or the earth will stop existing as we know it. How long have "they" been saying that??), then it will be "super bugs", or something else...!! I'm sick and tired of the "fear mongering" that the end of civilization as we know it is coming to an end, UNLESS, you use this product, or, UNLESS, you start paying for this, or paying for that... It's totally irresponsible, IMHO. Watch the video at nctnh.com from a previous post. Like climate change, just a bunch of BS trying to "scare" people into paying for something, unnecessarily...
The post you referred to was about a clean boat interior. You're worst than FLL right now. (Ooohh...shots fired!)

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The post you referred to was about a clean boat interior. You're worst than FLL right now. (Ooohh...shots fired!)

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Did you see the video ( on nctnh.com) that was used in the ad for the interior boat cleaner? And I think you meant "worse", not "worst" in that context. And you're a teacher...??
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Did you see the video ( on nctnh.com) that was used in the ad for the interior boat cleaner? And I think you meant "worse", not "worst" in that context. And you're a teacher...??
No, because I'm not looking for conspiracies.

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Then. Why. Do. You. Bother. To. Ask. Me. What. I'm. Talking. About.?? Is this how you "challenge" your students to inspire a good debate? Just tell them to stick their heads in the sand, and hope the problem goes away, or encourage them to hide in a "coloring book" to escape their anxiety from real world issues? No wonder we have two generations of snowflakes out there... Any more arrows in that quiver???

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Then. Why. Do. You. Bother. To. Ask. Me. What. I'm. Talking. About.?? Is this how you "challenge" your students to inspire a good debate? Just tell them to stick their heads in the sand, and hope the problem goes away, or encourage them to hide in a "coloring book" to escape their anxiety from real world issues? No wonder we have two generations of snowflakes out there... Any more arrows in that quiver???
So you've moved from calling fear mongering on a post about a product that might keep the OP's boat in tip-top shape (as was asked) to suggesting I'm a bad teacher raising snowflakes. The standard Cal Coon MO: creating straw men since 4/29/18.

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Premature? Yup. But I need something to look forward to!



I've finally got a garage large enough to store my boat on its trailer. That means I won't be using the dealer to put it in the water.



For those of you who are the most OCD, what should I be doing to insure the longevity of my boat?



Thanks!
I've been using Mean Green to clean and Aerospace 303 to "protect" since we took delivery of our new 'toon in May, 2016 and the seating looks literally brand new. After only a couple seasons with our former 'toon, we had sunscreen and food stains, and it was much harder to keep clean on a regular basis.

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Then. Why. Do. You. Bother. To. Ask. Me. What. I'm. Talking. About.?? Is this how you "challenge" your students to inspire a good debate? Just tell them to stick their heads in the sand, and hope the problem goes away, or encourage them to hide in a "coloring book" to escape their anxiety from real world issues? No wonder we have two generations of snowflakes out there... Any more arrows in that quiver???
INAPPROPRIATE, to me at least.
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INAPPROPRIATE, to me at least.
We're all entitled to our opinions. At least you have the guts to state one. What's inappropriate to me is getting criticized for an opinion I had on something that the "criticizer" refuses to even look at!!! How can you criticize someone's opinion on a subject you have no knowledge of, and refuse to even educate yourself on!! How ridiculous is that!!? I don't see anyone "defending" that ridiculous video mentioned in a previous post, yet...
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We're all entitled to our opinions. At least you have the guts to state one. What's inappropriate to me is getting criticized for an opinion I had on something that the "criticizer" refuses to even look at!!! How can you criticize someone's opinion on a subject you have no knowledge of, and refuse to even educate yourself on!! How ridiculous is that!!? I don't see anyone "defending" the ridiculous video mentioned in a previous post, yet...
Have you seen a Flex Glue commercial?

I mean really talk about "fake news".
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So you've moved from calling fear mongering on a post about a product that might keep the OP's boat in tip-top shape (as was asked) to suggesting I'm a bad teacher raising snowflakes. The standard Cal Coon MO: creating straw men since 4/29/18.

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You have thrown the straw man fallacy at me before. It's getting old, and doesn't even apply here.
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Have you seen a Flex Glue commercial?

I mean really talk about "fake news".
You mean that tape doesn't really stick under water... NO..., say it isn't so...
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We're all entitled to our opinions. At least you have the guts to state one. What's inappropriate to me is getting criticized for an opinion I had on something that the "criticizer" refuses to even look at!!! How can you criticize someone's opinion on a subject you have no knowledge of, and refuse to even educate yourself on!! How ridiculous is that!!? I don't see anyone "defending" that ridiculous video mentioned in a previous post, yet...
I didn't have to watch it because it wasn't what was referred to--the post was about the product offered and the video is one part of the company's linked page. You just look for problems to politicize--you've been doing it since you joined last year when I called you out for being both ridiculous and unoriginal. Still don't know which is worse, but denial's not a river or some other cliche, right?

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I didn't have to watch it because it wasn't what was referred to--the post was about the product offered and the video is one part of the company's linked page. You just look for problems to politicize--you've been doing it since you joined last year when I called you out for being both ridiculous and unoriginal. Still don't know which is worse, but denial's not a river or some other cliche, right?

And you're right--you've added ad hominem to your repertoire. Yay for you!

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I don't "look" for things to politicize, I'm just happy to opine on things I disagree with when I come across them. I think that's part of the first amendment if I'm not mistaken,(something about freedom of speech), and I don't comply with this crybaby, sissified, entitlement, pc society we live in these days. If that makes me "ridiculous" and "unoriginal" in your world, then so be it. That's very "tolerant" of you. Speaking of politics though, isn't it sad that the POTUS just recently had to sign an executive order to "allow" free speech back on the college campuses, in AMERICA??? What's going on there??? Is that how "you people" (teacher's, professor's, etc...) "celebrate diversity"?? Completely shut down one side of the conversation? Maybe he needs to sign another executive order for high schools, Jr high schools, and yes, even elementary schools so these kids can start to get educated for the REAL world.
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Really folks? We live in one of the most amazing places on earth. Can't we just celebrate things like getting boats ready for spring? Does every conversation how to devolve into this now?
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Really folks? We live in one of the most amazing places on earth. Can't we just celebrate things like getting boats ready for spring? Does every conversation how to devolve into this now?
Agreed, and sorry to be part of that.

As mentioned above, that 303 stuff is pretty impressive, but that's about all I do on my boat. Well, other than picking it up at the marina, enjoying it for 6 months, and returning it back to the marina!

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Really folks? We live in one of the most amazing places on earth. Can't we just celebrate things like getting boats ready for spring? Does every conversation how to devolve into this now?
From what I have seen as of late (past year or so?), YES, most of these posts devolve into political BS.
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