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Victoria Australia

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Captain's Blog

Handy Winter Check List

  Published April 8th, 2016

Autumn is the perfect time to start preparing your vessel for overwintering, so that in spring it's pretty much ready to go as soon as you are! 

  • Swish the fuel tank with 2 stroke oil
  • Drain the fuel line
  • Check and clean the fuel filter
  • Check battery electrolytes and top up with distilled or purified water
  • Check the pull cord for fraying
  • Lubricate the steering gear and other moving parts
  • Flush the cooling system with water, then drain by pull starting starting with plugs disconnected
  • Check the condition of the propeller and repair if necessary
  • Keep the reserve buoyancy clean and dry
  • Clean the hull and touch up with paint if necessary (but don't paint the anodes)
  • Store the vessel in dry, vented place with the engine upright


The TSV website has some great general maintenance tips and what you need to know to ensure your vessel is fit for purpose.

This information has been supplied by: Transport Safety Victoria

 

 

Darren Finkelstein - 'The Boat Guy'

Darren Finkelstein is 'The Boat Guy' with over 35 years of boating experience to share.

Author of the award winning bestseller:
Honey, let's buy a BOAT! and follow up sequel; Honey, let's go BOATING! and now the final book in the popular: Honey, let's series.... Honey, let's sell the BOAT! 

Darren is the proud boating ambassador and Marina Manager at Wyndham Harbour, Victoria's newest marina and hub for recreational boating on the northwestern shores of Port Phillip.

Considered by many as an industry expert, Darren has an active media presence. You will often hear him on radio, view his video blogs, read his articles or watch him on stage at boat shows, corporate and lifestyle events.  

Listen to Darren on radio 3AW as he delivers his unique Beach N' Bay reports <live> each summer. Watch Darren on Foxtel and ch7 presenting for the TV show "All About Boats", he is an on-screen presenter and ambassador for "Life's Better With A Boat" campaign for the Boating Industry Association of Victoria. 

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Wyndham Harbour Boat Sales

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50 Quay Boulevard
Werribee South 3030. Victoria Australia

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St Kilda Boat Sales

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Marine Parade

Elwood 3184. Victoria Australia

Sales:    03) 9525-5500
Service: 03) 9534-8213

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    Open - Monday to Friday
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