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Last Post Feb 14, 2019 12:13 AM by Geo Tamblyn. 2 Replies.
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Geo TamblynUser is Offline
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Feb 8, 2019 11:29 PM

    The Pacific Northwest is bracing for a snowy next few days: 

     

     

     

     

    Here's a checklist of everything we did for the boats at our docks. Reply with your winter weather tips and print out the attached PDF for an easy check off anytime a cold weather front passes through. Special thanks to Captain Pete Sponek for helping put this list together!

    WINTER WEATHER CHECKLIST

    • Power AC
    • Heat (Preferably Diesel)
    • Check exhaust
    • Turn on heat in Engine room and leave pass through door open, if applicable.
    • Block Heaters, owner preference whether turned on or off
    • Head doors left open
    • Thermostats: 60deg in lower areas 58 upper. Fans on low.
    • Hot Water heater off
    • Water Pumps Off
    • All faucets open, especially exterior ones.
    • Shower wands on shower floor and left open
    • Dial all power down as possible keeping possible AC Power Loss
    • Photo panel for reference
    • Battery Charges on
    • Inverter check it sees AC and is charging
    • Label Hot Watermakers “Turn on Water Pump before Heater” “Turn Off Faucets after turning on Fresh Water Pump”

     

     

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    Feb 9, 2019 02:15 AM

    Great list Geo, many thanks. I am finding that having the diesel furnace on keeps my ER at 73 degrees, even though there isn't a blower there. 

    But that is after I closed the ER vents. Before that, with that 35 degree air entering the space, it was quite cool. All you have to do is push the piston back a little and the door drops. There is also a plastic latch that engages if you push on the door. 

    I then put a post it on my engine key area to remind me to open the vents before next startup.  

     

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    Feb 14, 2019 12:13 AM

    Glad it is helpful  

    We attached these to every water pump breaker to remind us and others that faucets are open to help avoid damage as a part of our freezing temperature prep.

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