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Winterizeing the bass boat

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by WellSeasoned, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    We came up with the idea 2 years ago to build a pvc frame to protect the windshield and create a steep pitch for heavy snows. Got the carpets cleaned yesterday, winterized the motor and freshly waxed it. Now waiting for the carpets to finish drying, armorall the seats, and bring out the heavy duty cover.

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  2. Todd 2

    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

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    Great idea with the pipe, I work at a marine shop and you would get a laugh out of some of the winter protection setups Ive seen, the pontoon boat ones are the best.
  3. wizequack

    wizequack New Member

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    Sweet fix for heavy snow areas. Last year I used some fiberglass dome-tent poles, but we only had a couple of dustings all year. I hate putting boats away for winter - such a sad event.
  4. WellSeasoned

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    BOAT- Bust out another thousand is what they say, but I have found if you have full coverage insurance as I do ($ 140/yr) your good. I take good care if it, and do all the maintenance myself. I have nailed a stump and bent my trolling motor, and thats it. Covered. Sad to see it stored, but its woodstove time, and the bass will be biting in a few months! Be well:D
  5. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    nice work and nice boat.
  6. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I built a 2x4 A frame for my boat in 2000 and have been reusing it since. I am on my third tarp though. I made it nice and tall so the snow would slide off.
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  7. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Its always is kinda sad to put the boat the bed for the winter. At least it at about the same time the wood stove starts waking up.
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  8. WellSeasoned

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    Yup, I hear ya. Just finished up the heavy duty tarps after hanging the desiccant bags throughout.

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  9. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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    awesome setup with the pvc pipe...I have a 24' aluminum flat with a 130 Evinrude sitting in the boat yard for 3 years without using...I'll use the pvc for sure...I used it for fishing and shrimping in LA...breaks my heart, so many good years we had...she's more mothballed than winterized...
  10. Flatbedford

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    Mine may actually be mothballed too. $4.00+/gallon gas kinda puts a damper on motor boating.
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