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Old 05-26-2005, 12:59 PM
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Guy's and gals,
We all just went through a rough spell weather wise (well some of us have another 24 hrs. to go) but those of us with slip berthed boats need to keep an eye on a few things....

Check all your lines,make sure they are not chaffed or worn after the storm.
Check to make sure none of your cleats loostend up,the constant tugging can lead to loostend cleats.

Check and clean any debris that may have gotten in the screen of your bilge pump or float,it got a seasons worth of work in a few days.

Clear all debris from between the dock and your boat,help take the strain off of your lines,cleats and dock during peak tidal flow

Check your house battery for state of charge,if it is below 12 volts a charge may be in order,dont depend on the boat to re-charging it ,if it is below 12 volts,it will surely give you trouble latter if you dont run the boat long enough to charge it,this is epsecialy true on outboards....

Lastly,use caution when motoring about this weekend,there is alot of debris in the water, a log hidden just under the surface sure could ruin you weekend.....
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Old 05-26-2005, 04:51 PM
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What if you can't fine the boat.
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Old 05-26-2005, 09:51 PM
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You mean when it looks like this?????? Call the Insurance broker!!!!!
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Old 05-26-2005, 11:00 PM
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We had a 33 ft Regulator (180K) go down due to dead batteries and the skuppers low on the water line, boat took water through the skuppers (& heavy seas and rain) the pumps worked day and night till the batteries died... boat filled with water and flipped and needed a salvage recovery.
The news priced the boat at 180,000, this person charters the boat and now is stuck dockside
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Old 05-27-2005, 07:15 AM
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I leave the scupper plugs in in heavy weather just for that reason,and let the pumps do the work,if a log or debris wedge between the boat and the dock it is possible for the scuppers to be dragged under,and it goes down quickly from there...

About pumps,something most boaters dont consider,small boats NEED a bigger bilge pump than a big boat,the reason...... they have less cubic foot capacity for water,thus will sink alot faster,my below deck pump is 1100 GPH my top deck pump is 850GPH.
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