Winterizing

Post here if you want to discuss a topic specific to the PDQ Altair.
Post Reply
User avatar
thinwater
admiral
admiral
Posts: 1058
Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:08 am
Contact:

Winterizing

Post by thinwater » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:18 pm

It's about that time for some of us. I was always stunned that the boat that was built in Canada can without provisions for winterizing. I had to chase leaks for the first year because the PO took pipes apart to winterize the boat, wearing out the fittings. Yes, they are quick-disconnect, but that doens't mean they are meant for annual-disconnect. It wears them out.

I posted this. Later, I added similar valves for may AC.
http://sail-delmarva.blogspot.com/2012/ ... izing.html

Image

Of course, winterizing my F-24 is as simple as taking the water tank home. On the other hand, the lack of propane heat and a nice dodger is a drag.
Writing full time since 2014.
"Rigging Modern Anchors,"Seaworthy Press, https://www.amazon.com/Rigging-Modern-A ... 1948494078
Book Store. http://sail-delmarva.blogspot.com/2017/ ... store.html

amytom
admiral
admiral
Posts: 690
Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:57 am
Location: Orlando, FL S/V DogHouse PDQ32009

Re: Winterizing

Post by amytom » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:54 pm

Or just move to Florida???

User avatar
thinwater
admiral
admiral
Posts: 1058
Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:08 am
Contact:

Re: Winterizing

Post by thinwater » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:41 pm

^^ From my point of view, that's where they send you when you die, if you've been very, very bad.

In fact, one of my best sailing days was just a week ago. 70F, nice breeze, no sweating required. Summer sail I mostly dislike. Once it passes about 85F, too damn hot.

Enjoy your repentance.
Writing full time since 2014.
"Rigging Modern Anchors,"Seaworthy Press, https://www.amazon.com/Rigging-Modern-A ... 1948494078
Book Store. http://sail-delmarva.blogspot.com/2017/ ... store.html

amytom
admiral
admiral
Posts: 690
Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:57 am
Location: Orlando, FL S/V DogHouse PDQ32009

Re: Winterizing

Post by amytom » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:53 pm

I was working in Amarillo last week and overheard some people talking about going skiing. My first thought was, “I wonder what kind of boat they’re using.”

Different climates for different people.
I don’t mind sweating.

User avatar
thinwater
admiral
admiral
Posts: 1058
Joined: Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:08 am
Contact:

Re: Winterizing

Post by thinwater » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:23 am

"My first thought was, 'I wonder what kind of boat they’re using.'”

You have a sick mind. Just a few days ago I was watching a guy in a shop tuning some snow skis. I found myself drooling slightly, as though a Thanksgiving turkey was coming out of the oven.

Of course, my avitar should give a clue.
Writing full time since 2014.
"Rigging Modern Anchors,"Seaworthy Press, https://www.amazon.com/Rigging-Modern-A ... 1948494078
Book Store. http://sail-delmarva.blogspot.com/2017/ ... store.html

Post Reply