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edge04 10-09-2012 8:26 AM

Storing gear for the winter?
 
Every year I take everything out of the boat before storing it for the winter. Life jackets, ballast bags, pumps, ropes, etc.....everything. Now I'm wondering why? seemed to be the organized thing to do and in the spring I can clean the boat and not have to worry about taking all this stuff out but now I'm just getting lazy I think. The boat is stored indoors but not heated. What do you guys do and why?

BlitzedVLX 10-09-2012 8:29 AM

Take the gear and store it inside. I take basically everything out of the boat before storing in an non heated warehouse. I do this so things do not get stolen and also to get good air circulation in the boat.

edge04 10-09-2012 8:41 AM

"circulation"? Would think it would be more damaging during the summer with humidity and such. Winters are dry here. Thought of the "stolen" but I trust the person who stores it very much.

detonate69 10-09-2012 9:13 AM

Back it in the garage and plug in the batteries, pull it out next spring and go. Gotta love California.

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10-09-2012 9:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by detonate69 (Post 1788558)
Back it in the garage and plug in the batteries, pull it out next spring and go. Gotta love California.

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U mean...got to love FL?? What winter? Its still 90 here and water temps of 87:)

detonate69 10-09-2012 9:38 AM

Okay ya got me. Lol.

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jbird 10-09-2012 9:40 AM

Indoor storage...I leave the stuff in...

srock 10-09-2012 9:45 AM

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Originally Posted by LR3w8kbrdr (Post 1788559)
U mean...got to love FL?? What winter? Its still 90 here and water temps of 87:)

We do have the yearly process of fighting mold and mildew.

10-09-2012 9:54 AM

^^^ true. I dont leave anything outdoors gear wise ever

bcrider 10-09-2012 12:56 PM

I pull everything out prior to storage so that I can make sure everything is nice and dry. Then I put it all in rubbermaids and put it all back in the boat. I'd rather not have more stuff to store over the winter when it can just stay in the boat and not have to look at it for 6 months.

bruizza 10-09-2012 3:38 PM

I pull everything and put it in those rubber maid BFTs (Big F*cking Tubs) and store it for the winter. Come spring I just grab the BFT and put everything back in the boat.

lakeski 10-09-2012 5:44 PM

Indoor, unheated storage. I make sure it's dry and I leave it in. It comes out great every spring. No problem.

boardman74 10-09-2012 6:12 PM

I emptied mine completely. I usually do but this year especially as it went to a dealer on consignment. Now will likely be traded.

bryce2320 10-09-2012 6:19 PM

Does anyone take there sub, inboat and tower speakers, and amps out for the winter?

boardman74 10-09-2012 6:22 PM

I pulled my amps and subs one year that I used warehouse public storage. Only because the year prior they had some boats show up missing stuff in the spring.

tonyv420 10-09-2012 9:35 PM

I take everything out,including all the removable seats , leave the stereo and amps, and put it in dry unheated storage with a light bulb in the engine compartment. Only turned on when temp is below 32 for more then a couple days.

markj 10-09-2012 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by srock (Post 1788574)
we do have the yearly process of fighting mold and mildew.

and gators!!! :d


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