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Old 09-29-2004, 05:12 AM
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Top Ten "to do" maintenance?

For those of us with older boats...please list the top ten must,need should,and get around to it...maintenance to do's. I love to do my own maintenance but I'm sure there are somethings I'm not doing. Thanks
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Old 09-29-2004, 08:01 AM
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For those of us with older boats...please list the top ten must,need should,and get around to it...maintenance to do's. I love to do my own maintenance but I'm sure there are somethings I'm not doing. Thanks

WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO MAINTENANCE ON THESE THINGS??? I THOUGHT THEY WERE LIKE CARS???
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Old 09-29-2004, 08:09 AM
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1. phone up dealers
2. arrange date
3.book holiday
4.send boat to dealers
5.go on holiday
6.enjoy yorself
7.come back from holiday
8.pick up boat
9. go footin'
10 enjoy yourself

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Old 09-30-2004, 05:05 AM
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If had that kind of money...I would have a newer boat!
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Old 09-30-2004, 08:10 AM
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10. New Striping on Hull
9. New Johnson Bimini
8. New Stereo *w/remote*
7. Re-paint trailer
6. Re-Wire Trailer
5. Re-Finish Teak Platform
4. Tint Windshield
3. Touch up nicks in hull
2. Cut 2 new holes for speakers
1. Lots of skiing


These are in no particular order except #1
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Old 09-30-2004, 08:45 AM
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Sizzler, It would also help if Americans had 5-6 weeks of vacation (holiday) from Day 1 like you folks in Europe. Here, we're lucky to get 1-2 weeks, and some folks never get any more than that (or any).

Top 10 Lists of Maintenance Items (in order of priority):

1. Change the oil
2. Change the transmission fluid
3. Grease and check your wheel bearings and check brake fluid
4. Check air in tires
5. Wash and wax boat and trailer
6. Oil teak platform
7. Vacuum/clean carpet
8. Put protectant on vinyl
9. Touch up nicks on trailer before they rust
10.Do it all over again, and smile the whole time knowing that you're protecting your investment, maintaining
its value, and fortunate enough to have a boat that's great enough to make all this worth the effort.
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Old 09-30-2004, 10:02 AM
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CHAPS,,,i'm just messing wiv ya all........i'm crap at maintainance,,,,the bad points of being a desk jockey......

hats off to you all.....

BTW captkidd,,,,slightly more than 6 weeks.......works overtrated
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Old 09-30-2004, 10:20 AM
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Old 09-30-2004, 12:08 PM
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I read where it is recommended to reduce the tire pressure on your trailer when winterizing.. Trailer tires usually run up to 55 pounds. Reducing it down to 30 while sitting reduces the stress on the sidewall .. Just remember to pump them back up in spring...
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Old 09-30-2004, 12:55 PM
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I always slide a cinder block under the axles on both sides and deflate the whole tire.
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