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    Summerize? Whats all involved??-gctid369794

    So being new to the boating scene - I am not familiar with what all goes into "summerizing" your boat to get it ready to splash. Is this something I should just pay the marina to do? or is it straight forward enough to do?

    #2
    plgs in, lines hooked up, batterys hooked up and go. Thats it in a nutshell. I also clean out fresh water systems and all that fun crap that comes with a cruiser. Generally flush the water tank, put some bleech in, fill and let sit for 24h then flush some more.

    Flush out waste system, flush a/c system and all done.

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      #3
      Welcome!

      Btw... it's not called summerize... it's called commissioning.

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        #4
        kellynm wrote:
        Welcome!

        Btw... it's not called summerize... it's called commissioning.
        Good to know. Do most do their own? is it too much to try to do for a newbie?

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          #5
          Impulse wrote:
          Good to know. Do most do their own? is it too much to try to do for a newbie?
          I do my own winterize/summerize. Its pretty easy, even for a noobie.

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            #6
            biohazard wrote:
            I do my own winterize/summerize. Its pretty easy, even for a noobie.
            Thanks! maybe i will have to look up some youtube videos or step by step instructions

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              #7
              Add beer, gas, BBQ goodies and go.....

              Welcome to the madhouse!

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                #8
                Impulse wrote:
                So being new to the boating scene - I am not familiar with what all goes into "summerizing" your boat to get it ready to splash. Is this something I should just pay the marina to do? or is it straight forward enough to do?
                You need to know exactly what was done when it was Winterized, before you do anything.

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                  #9
                  I take the Isinglass off and start bringing beer instead of whisky for the weekend.

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                    #10
                    SwampNut wrote:
                    I take the Isinglass off and start bringing beer instead of whisky for the weekend.
                    haha - true it is now time to switch to the Hien'ies

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                      #11
                      Gilligan wrote:
                      You need to know exactly what was done when it was Winterized, before you do anything.
                      Yes, best advice yet!

                      Before you re-commission, it would be wise to learn exactly what all was done during winterizing.

                      Not all may do this the same way.

                      .
                      Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                      2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                      Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                      Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                      Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                        #12
                        Check these;

                        oil level

                        power steering fluid level

                        glycol level (closed cooling system)

                        all belt conditions and tensions

                        bilge pump operation

                        all proper hoses reconnected

                        all drain plugs reinstalled

                        reinstall batteries-check voltage

                        I like to spin my alternator before start up by hand using a wrench, sometimes they stick over winter and you can burn a belt on start up. Check charge on start up.

                        I also check my electrical connections to the battery and starter solenoids. Sometimes I pull apart clean them up and spray with WD.

                        If you know how old your impeller is and whether it should be replaced (every 2/3 yrs max). If you don't know I would replace it. WATCH your temp on first start up!

                        Pull prop and regrease, check prop hub condition.

                        Check trim pump resevoir, check trim operation.

                        Mainly check everything you can electrical or mechanical before you hit the water, you'll save yourself a surprise or two.

                        Good luck

                        NOW HAVE A BEER OR TWO

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                          #13
                          kellynm wrote:
                          Welcome!

                          Btw... it's not called summerize... it's called commissioning.
                          Not true, got the invoice from the marina today

                          Says-Summerizing 58.50+55.00+35.00+20= %^[email protected]!!!

                          And lets not forget the fee for "putting it in"

                          Total= 460.00 (*&^%^&)(*%^!!!!! Just sayin....

                          Ya know what the total package equals? the wife saying i told this was a bad idea rod PRICELESS!

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                            #14
                            apexaro1 wrote:


                            kellynm wrote:


                            Welcome!

                            Btw... it's not called summerize... it's called commissioning.
                            Not true, got the invoice from the marina today

                            Says-Summerizing ......................................
                            Kellyn is correct!

                            I think that your shop is using terminology that is unique to a small majority.

                            I believe that term most common and fitting, is http://"http://www.google.com/search...commissioning.

                            .
                            Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                            2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                            Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                            Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                            Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                              #15
                              Summerizing in itself sounds cheap... re-commisioning, now that would set me up for the invoice i received. Well now that were all on the same page... my apologies

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