First Sea Ray winterizing

Discussion in 'Winterizing' started by grayzone, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. grayzone

    grayzone New Member

    Sep 19, 2012
    Reading through all of the threads but could still use a little help on......

    What does everyone do with the floor runners in the cockpit over the winter months? Do you bring them into the cabin or leave them where they are? Would they mold if taken inside the cabin? Do you leave the carpet canvas on the carpet in the cabin?
    Does everyone leave the cupboard doors and storage areas in the cabin open or closed? Have you ever had instances where critters make their way inside and do you leave moth balls anywhere?
    Have you every had mold issues inside the cabin and do you use the dehumidifier containers that need to be emptied? Just a little concerned that they overflow and the moisture beads are toxic so, that might not be great if the moisture overflowed out of the containers.
    Do you leave the stateroom bed made up or open remove the bedding for the season?
    If there is anything else that we haven't even thought of to ask yet, because we're just learning, please feel free to let us know. Thanks in advance.
    These questions may seem odd to some people, but we just aren't sure and need to ask.
  2. buddymac

    buddymac Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    PEI, Canada
    Diesels QSB 5.9 380
    1. Take floor runners home, clean and store in dry area. 2. Leave all cupboard doors open, keep all critters out. 3. Take bedding home, wash and store in dry place for winter. 4. Buy humidity wicking canisters and place in sinks.
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  3. dpvandy01

    dpvandy01 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 6, 2007
    Cincinnati, Ohio/Ohio River
    2003 320 Sundancer
    2012 185 Sport
    2014 Sea Fox 256 Commander
    Twin 6.2L Close Cooled V-Drives & 3.0L Alpha 1, 300 Yamaha OB
    I take all soft goods home, this includes bet toppers, matress cushions, seat cushions, carpet runners, cockpit carpets, removable cockpit seats cushions, canvas, sunshades, ALL of it. and I store it in my basement. I'll use a damp-rid in the cabin and a few storage tubs full of Cedar Shavings.
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  4. Troy M

    Troy M New Member

    Feb 22, 2012
    Belle Maer Harbor, Lake St Clair, Michigan
    1996 Sundancer 290DA
    Twin Mercruiser 4.3lx engines w/Alpha 1 Gen 2 Drives
    I buy a box of dryer sheets and place them all around the cabin, inside drawers, storage areas etc. I don't leave them on the carpet or any fabric because they may leave a stain over time. Also 2 boxes of Damp-rid does the trick over the winter. I bring everything not bolted down home and store in my basement. All covers including the camper top, I lay flat on the ground.
  5. Mac-Daddy-Minnesota

    Mac-Daddy-Minnesota Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    Cottage Grove MN
    Sea Ray Sundancer 310
    twin 5.7 with alpha 1
    Good replies here. I am also a first year owner. Unfortunately I do not have room in the basement to store all the soft goods. My plan was to pull the sheets, towels and anything that may freeze and crack. Wondering if I placed the cushions in large plastic bags if they would be fine. PO said they left all the items in the boat during the winter months.
  6. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    1st year with our 260DA, I took out everything that was fabric. Next year did it different. Take out bedding, leave cushions, open all cabinets, and scatter cheap dryer sheets around. Use Damp Rid containers or equivalent and check monthly. Never a problem this way.

  7. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    Spray all the surfaces with Concrobium Mold Control or similar (not a bleach one, google concrobium). Take pillows and life jackets etc home.
    I put all the exterior removable vinyl seats in the cabin propped so they are not flat on anything. Bed cushions get propped the same way so air can get on all sides.

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