Are you ready for winter

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  1. dvx216

    dvx216 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    2000 310 sundancer 5.7 vdrives

    twin 5.7 300 Hp. V drives
    This year instead of shrink wrap installed a carport she's all full of antifreeze and ready for winter.Lets see your boats all bundle up for winter.

  2. SloBurn

    SloBurn Member

    May 30, 2013
    Greenwood Lake, NY
    1994 270 Sundancer. 7.4L Merc. Tow with a 2006 Dodge RAM Hemi
    340 HP Merc 454 c.i.
    Most towns around here in NJ would not allow this. My brother up in NY did this, then got clobbered when heavy snowfall collapsed his car port! Needs steeper sides to allow for snow to slide off......
  3. HUMPH

    HUMPH Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2009
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    Getting ready for Winter here too! Need to polish the boat again so when I run up the river, she shines like crazy! We were out last weekend and had 2 days over 85 with mod breezes and sunshine! A little rain has followed but back to almost 70 this weekend.
  4. boltman

    boltman New Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 28, 2005
    Flint/Swartz Creek MI, Ported in Whitehall/Montagu
    480 Sedan Bridge
    "Sea Ray's Best Boat Ever Made"
    700 hp MANS Diesels Thundering Cathedrals of Torque!!
    I'd still shrink wrap it snow does blow everywhere

  5. M T Pockets

    M T Pockets New Member

    May 9, 2013
    Chesapeake Bay
    48 Sundancer 2008, Raymarine E120 GPS/chartplotter/radar
    Cummins QSC 540
    Pulled boat last week, washed and waxed hull past weekend, shrink wrap this week. Will go this weekend clean up props, shafts, do some bottom prep for spring. I will bring canvas home to clean and store. Come on spring!!!!!
  6. endless seas

    endless seas Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 13, 2008
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    Yes come on spring and it's funny how we wish our lives away just to go boating.
  7. 1990-270-da-lover

    1990-270-da-lover Member

    Oct 10, 2012
    Clarks Hill Lake, GA
    1990 270 DA Sundancer / Saturn Dinghy 4hp Suzuki
    Towed with 2004 Chevy 2500 HD Sliverado 4x4
    7.4L Merc Bravo 1
    3 Blade Mirage Prop 14.5X17
    I winterized her last weekend, and now am getting ready to tow her down to GA where we are planning on moving in Dec. She'll be in fresh water from now on and burning non-ethanol fuel to boot. She'll be a lot happier in her new home.
  8. Away Point

    Away Point New Member

    Apr 24, 2009
    Lake St. Clair, MI
    330 Sundancer
    Big, Gas Lovin', American V-8's :-)
    The inevitable arrived for me too. :(

    Finished the wrap a week ago.

  9. Docsteder

    Docsteder New Member

    Jan 26, 2015
    Normandy TN
    2008, 185 Sport
    MerCruiser 3.0
    Today's forecast is for a high of 70 so, I'm hoping to get out for a few hours this afternoon. Still undecided about winter storage as I've seen guys out in Bass Boats in February in my lake.

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  10. trflgrl

    trflgrl Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 23, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
    1989 Sundancer 300
    Twin 350 Merc/Alpha 1 Gen 1; Quicksilver 4.0 gen
    We're bound to get a bunch of lovely days scattered through the next several months....if I had a 185 I probably would do whatever it took to keep it lake ready but winter safe! We get out enough in our 300 to make it worthwhile to manage via our bilge heater and a few other preventive measures.
  11. Docsteder

    Docsteder New Member

    Jan 26, 2015
    Normandy TN
    2008, 185 Sport
    MerCruiser 3.0
    Catching the last bit of sun last night.


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  12. Yzfspike

    Yzfspike Member

    Mar 17, 2009
    2003 480 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM 11
    Nice pic. Jealous

    Put away in building. Luckily, the establishment allows me to go onto boat and do minor repairs during the layup.
  13. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island.
    2005 500DB
    Honda 30HP
    After spending a few warm days in ft lauderdale i had to look at her wrapped up today. Very sad!!![​IMG]

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  14. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    We plan to spend Fri and Sat night on the hook and come home on Sunday. Will do the full winterize on Monday. We have yet to have a night below freezing here. Fri and Sat are forecast to be in the mid-30s. I would imagine it won't be long....

  15. trflgrl

    trflgrl Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 23, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
    1989 Sundancer 300
    Twin 350 Merc/Alpha 1 Gen 1; Quicksilver 4.0 gen
    Mine's still on a trailer because there was a delay getting parts for some of the maintenance, then some sealant didn't cure properly and had to be redone. I'm getting nervous about the next couple of very cold nights--we don't winterize because we'll still go out a couple of times a month through the winter, so we rely on bilge heater and other measures, but there's no electrical hookup in the lot where it's parked. First Mate keeps reminding me that because the temps won't be at or below 32 for more than an hour or so each night, there's very low risk of damage, but I just can't help getting fidgety.

    I could just rent a portable generator and run the bilge and cabin heaters overnight, right? :)

    This week I traveled on business to the UP and it was quite sad looking at all the shrink wrapped boats in lots--mind blowing, actually, since we have so many here that haven't been winterized yet, or, like us, won't be.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2015
  16. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Member

    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    Until late spring.......

  17. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    I'm not ready, but the boat is - I'll be back at it in March.[​IMG]

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  18. dvx216

    dvx216 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    2000 310 sundancer 5.7 vdrives

    twin 5.7 300 Hp. V drives
    Well the carport is history found out after the fact that it was a zoning problem had to go to the city to get a variance to install .Even thou the church who is my neighbor that is barely keeping their head above water with of only 24 member who was ok with the carport when I first set it up then changed their mind. The carport was two foot back on my property but had to be five foot back.All my neighbor's fences are on the churches property with no permission which is the backside of the churches parking lot and was a corn field before the houses were built here. The biggest offender being my neighbor who is the mayor who also runs the zoning office that the church said they talked to who changed their mind.The church said they did not have any problem with the structure but they did not want to be obligated to offering me access to it. So good bye carport and hello shrink wrap.I was forced to build here 30 years ago because I work for the city run power plant.Admiral and I are in the market for a different house. I built this house but it is time to find something with an acre or 2 with some room to do what I want.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2015
  19. kevin27

    kevin27 Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    Orlando,FL/Tarpon Springs,FL
    1989 3600 Convertible. 9'6'' AB rib w/ 25hp 2stroke Yamaha. Furuno nav upper and lower helm.
    2002 Cummins 6BTA 330hp diesel straight shaft.
    Come to think of it no I am not ready for winter. My fuel has become depleted and I need to get more so I can do some cruising.
  20. BritLady

    BritLady Active Member

    Jul 30, 2011
    FL West Coast
    2006 - 340 SeaRay Sundancer, Garmin 840XS GPS & Garmin 7401XS GPS
    2013 - Mercury 280 RIB Dink 8'10"
    Inboard 8.1 Horizon Mercruiser & 2015 6HP Tohatsu O/B.
    What winter:)

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    Last edited: Dec 1, 2015

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