Fall Layout 2019

Here is a list of task that you can pick and choose from that you would like us to preform on your boat.

Please fill out your information in the form below … list follows below.

If you have questions or need help on a specific problem/situation while getting your boat ready to tuck away for the winter, please e-mail or give us a call. And if you see something we missed (or any errors), contact us so we can improve this list for the future.

Chin up, only 8 months to launch!
FALL LAYUP 2019

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Have Great Winter …. From the everyone at Romeo’s Marine …

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PLEASE DO A FULL SERVICE ON MY BOAT - The full service will include the full list below depending on if you have a power boat or a sailboat. IMPORTANT - If you want to store your boat with us please look at the winter storage list and choose your options. If you decide to do the full service plus shrink wrap the storage of your boat in our yard is free.
If unknown to you, check that your boat is covered by insurance when in storage
If your boat comes out by crane book a haulout date with your Yacht Club/Marina. Check the day before to be sure that the haulout is not postponed due to poor weather or small number of boats signed up. If you have the time, consider giving an hour or two to help your fellow boaters coming out.
Arrange for friends to help at haulout if needed.
Arrange for a suitable tow vehicle. A Jeep Liberty wasn’t built to tow a 10,000 lb. boat! Ensure the size of the vehicle ball is the same as the trailer hitch – no kiddin’, I’ve seen a trailer and boat leave its tow vehicle because the ball was 1 7/8″, the hitch 2 5/16″ – this happens! Give us a call 506-532-6444 …
Anything that can freeze needs to be taken off the boat, emptied and/or protected. All items that can be damaged by the cold, salt air or mildew, or that might attract thieves should be removed. This probably includes all electronics.
Cushions are best stowed in cool dry place – like in your basement, but if not tip them up so they get some air circulating around them.
Don’t use duct tape for anything unless absolutely necessary – it’ll be very hard to get the adhesive scum off in the Spring. Use electrical or rigging tape instead.

FULL SERVICE ON TRAILER - Check rollers and pads; Check and lubricate wheel bearings if applicable; Clean and lubricate winch if applicable; Lubricate tongue jack and wheel; Test lights and electrical connections; Check tire pressure and condition; Check brakes; Check safety chains; Check tongue lock; Check for rusted areas of the trailer are not more than superficial. Scrape and touch them up.
Ensure registration is current and available
Need INSPECTION on trailer. Is your trailer safety inspected?
Check that you’re covered by insurance - both the tow vehicle when towing and the trailer!
Check rollers and pads
Check and lubricate wheel bearings if applicable
Clean and lubricate winch if applicable
Lubricate tongue jack and wheel
Test lights and electrical connections
Check tire pressure and condition
Check brakes
Check safety chains
Check tongue lock
Check for rusted areas of the trailer are not more than superficial. Scrape and touch them up.

Inside storage - if there is availability.
Outside storage, ONLY.
Shrink wrap + STORAGE.
Please install a "DOOR WITH ZIPPER" with the shrink wrap, to give me access to get inside the boat when in storage, IF POSSIBLE.
Shrink Wrap - ONLY.

PLEASE CHECK - Keep water and snow out. Anywhere water is allowed to accumulate it may freeze, leading to the possibility of cracking whatever’s around it. This includes parts of the boat itself and other gear – such as masts and furling systems.
PLEASE INSTALL VENTILATION - A boat has to breathe during winter – provide ventilation. A buildup of moisture leads to mildew, not always easy to get rid of. You can also help avoid mildew by placing moisture absorbent products throughout the boat.
Open all interior (and exterior if boat inside or covered) lockers on the boat. Open up the bilges and engine room completely, setting the covers/boards aside.
If the boat is stowed inside or adequately covered, open all hatches and companionway slides a crack.

We would like to get our boat towed by Romeo's Marine & Auto Body Ltd.
If Romeo's Marine & Auto Body Ltd. can not tow our boat, we would like Romeo's Marine to help us find someone that can tow our boat.

If coming out by crane know where the lift straps are best placed on your specific boat.
Don’t drop any expensive or unique parts! Tape or tie such parts to the spot where you will reinstall them next Spring.
To help speed up haulout, prepare the boat beforehand. E.G., slacken stays, remove some of the clevis pins etc., sailboats do not undo all the shrouds just keep at lease 4 (you can loosen them “DO NOT REMOVE THEM”)
Clean the bottom as soon as possible after haulout, preferably immediately.

Do a general cleaning of hull, deck and topsides using a mild detergent.
Check for hull abrasions, scratches, gouges, etc. and plan repair (Talk with us to for an estimate).
Check for blisters and delamination (deck and hull) and plan repair (Talk with us to for an estimate).
Check rub rails.
Check swim platform and/or ladder.
Inspect trim tabs.
Check shaft, cutlass bearing, strut and prop.
Check rudder and fittings. Some boats absorb a considerable amount of water over the summer – consider removing the rudder entirely to avoid cracking due to the water freezing.
If desired start preparation for next year’s bottom paint.
Tape pieces of polyethylene over thru hull openings of intakes and exhausts from the outside and close sea-cocks. If the boat is to be stored outside uncovered, ensure scuppers are clear, their sea-cocks open.

Check chain plates – any leaking or rust.
Check hull/deck joint for new leaks.
Check deck, windows, and port lights for leaks.
Inspect anchor windlass and lubricate.
If required clean and grease winches
Check and lubricate blocks, pad eyes, etc.

Check, test and lubricate sea-cocks.
Check condition of hoses and clamps, plan repair or replacement.
Check for oil in bilges, determine source. Thoroughly clean all bilges.
Check limber holes and make sure they are clear of debris
Drain bilge pumps or run anti-freeze through them.
Remove important documents from the boat, GIVE TO CUSTOMER.

Inspect all wiring for wear and chafe.
Test all gauges : repair or replacement.
Check shore power and charger.
Check all lighting fixtures.
Check all electronics for proper operation: repair or replacement.
Inspect antennas ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Remove all electronic instruments from boat: GIVE TO CUSTOMER.

DO A FULL SERVICE ON MOTOR : INCLUDES = Change oil in engine, Change the oil filter, Flush the engine with fresh water, Circulate antifreeze through the manifold, Change transmission fluid, Check water pump impeller, Remove spark plugs and spray fogging oil into each cylinder, Grease all fittings, Loosen belts, Check and lubricate stuffing boxes, shaft, Remove drive, inspect, grease shaft and replace drive on back of boat.
Flush the engine with fresh water, Change oil in engine and oil filter.
Circulate antifreeze through the manifold
Change transmission fluid
Check water pump impeller
Remove spark plugs and spray fogging oil into each cylinder
Grease all fittings
Loosen belts
Check and lubricate stuffing boxes, shaft
Remove drive inspect, grease shaft and replace drive on back of boat
Record engine maintenance log, especially date & hours of oil changes and the sort of oil that was used.

Fill tank full up, ensure proper ratio fuel to fuel stabiliser.
Check and change fuel filters.
Empty water separator filters.
Remove tank cap keys from boat - GIVE TO CUSTOMER.

Check for smooth operation – lubricate and clean as necessary.
Run thru a non-toxic antifreeze.
Check microwave, if fitted.
Pump out

Flush water tank
Run thru a non-toxic antifreeze
Check water system and water pump (s) for leaks and proper operation.
Check hot water tank working on both AC and engines.
Disconnect hot water hoses.
Check and clean shower sump pump screens.

Remove propane tank from boat.
Check electric & manual valves, check storage box vent to make sure it is clear.
Check gas detectors, solenoid shutoffs etc.
Check icebox or refrigerator, clean and freshen. Leave cover/door a crack open.
Clean stove.

FULL WINTERISE - 2 STROKE OUTBOARD ENGINE: Start & flush motor in fresh water; Fog & winterise motor, Change/fill gear lube; Change oil seals on oil plugs; Remove spark plugs, spray fogging oil into each cylinder ; Replace spark plugs ; Check plug wires for wear ; Check prop for nicks and bends, repair if necessary ; Grease all fittings : Inspect fuel lines, primer bulb and tank for leaks ; Lubricate and spray movable parts ; Remove any filled or partially filled tanks: give to customer ; Put fuel stabiliser in fuel tanks (when there is gas or diesel left in them); Dispose of contaminated oils.
FULL WINTERISE - 4 STROKE OUTBOARD ENGINE: Start & flush motor in fresh water; Remove/replace oil in motor; : Change/fill gear lube; Change oil seals on oil plugs; Remove spark plugs, spray fogging oil into each cylinder ; Replace spark plugs ; Check plug wires for wear ; Check prop for nicks and bends, repair if necessary ; Grease all fittings ; Inspect fuel lines, primer bulb and tank for leaks; Lubricate and spray movable parts ; Remove any filled or partially filled tanks: give to customer ; Put fuel stabiliser in fuel tanks (when there is gas or diesel left in them); Dispose of contaminated oils.
FULL WINTERISE I/O ENGINE: Start & flush engine with fresh water; Drain fresh water out of motor; Remove/Replace oil in engine; Change fuel filter; Fog & winterise engine; Remove/Inspect/Grease shaft on stern drive; Grease all fittings; Circulate antifreeze through the cooling system ; Replace stern drive (replace stern gaskets and oil seals); Check I/O bellows if applicable; Change/fill gear lube; Check plug wires for wear; Check prop for nicks and bends, repair if necessary; Inspect fuel lines, primer bulb and tank for leaks ; Lubricate and spray movable parts ; Remove any filled or partially filled tanks: give to customer ; Put fuel stabiliser in fuel tanks (when there is gas or diesel left in them); Dispose of contaminated oils.
For I/Os: Start & Flush with fresh water; Circulate antifreeze through the cooling system.
I/O engines - Change/fill oil + filter; Dispose of contaminated oils.
For Outboards; Start/Flush in fresh water; Winterise.
4 Stroke Outboards - Change/fill oil + filter (if applicable); Dispose of contaminated oils.
Change/fill gear lube; Change oil seals on plugs; Dispose of contaminated oils.
Remove spark plugs, spray fogging oil into each cylinder. Replace spark plugs.
Check plug wires for wear.
Check prop for nicks and bends, repair if necessary.
Check I/O bellows if applicable.
Grease all fittings.
Inspect fuel lines, primer bulb and tank for leaks.
Lubricate and spray movable parts.
Remove any filled or partially filled tanks: give to customer.
Put fuel stabiliser in fuel tanks (when there is gas or diesel left in them).


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