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Arch Autenreith posted 02-03-2002 08:41 AM ET (US)   Profile for Arch Autenreith   Send Email to Arch Autenreith  
Buy new rectifier.
Paint consol top grey non-skid.
Buff interior.
Needle-nose pliers with insulated grips for toolbox.
Booster cables.
Digital Multimeter for toolbox.
Copy of the engine's Operation & Maintenance Manual.
Re-grease and tighten prop.
Buy 2 new fuel strainer covers & gaskets
Raise engine.
Download latest software for Garmin 160 fishfinder.
New inflatable life jackets.
New Pelican case.
Hooks for hanging stuff inside consol.
Install white light inside consol. Wire to anchor light.
Paint inside of searchlight black.
Load test batteries.
Install amp / volt meter
Change impeller.

It's already February! I better get to work.

dfmcintyre posted 02-03-2002 08:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
Hmmmm. I like that like. Will have to pickup the life jackets and do a little wiring myself. Also need to pull off the brightwork and start the varnish work. Want to redo my fiberglass sleeping platform, and add two more sections to it.

FWIW, if any of you are looking for some quality tools, order a catalog from:

Beautiful stuff.


triblet posted 02-03-2002 09:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
I agree about Griot's having some nice stuff.
But, like all good things, expensive.

My spring list:
Go diving.
The whaler (and I) have been in the water the
last four days running, and will again today.

Arch: when you buy the Pelican, do a little
looking to find one without the foam inside
(assuming you want it for a dry box and not
a camera case). They aren't normally sold
this way, but if you look a little you can
save some bucks. Try


Dr T posted 02-03-2002 12:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
Fortunately, the 13 has a much shorter list.

First, It may take a while for the ice to thaw out up here.

My list is something like:

Get all of my wife's Christmas decorations out of the boat and into the attic.
Touch up bright work and replace what is necessary.
Carefully check bearings, wheels, and tire on trailer.
Replace trailer rollers where necessary.
Re-charge battery
Get motor started.

What is the best way to de-winterize a motor?

I guess I could go diving like Chuck, but no one has been doing much ice diving up here this winter.


JBCornwell posted 02-03-2002 12:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Hey, Arch.

"Paint the inside of the searchlight black."

Huh? How come?

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

sorcerer posted 02-03-2002 03:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for sorcerer    
I think he means the lens!
sorcerer posted 02-03-2002 03:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for sorcerer    
I think he means the lens!
Arch Autenreith posted 02-03-2002 04:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
JB. My searchlight is of the inexpensive kind. 800 candle power for $20.
The housing is white and when on it sort of 'glows'(?) which, aside from reducing my night vision is just irritating. I was just going to paint the outside black but a friend suggested doing the inside so it wouldn't scrape off. I know, sort of anal. Just one of those mindless things I thought of doing while waiting for the boating season to start.

Chuck. I actually remember you saying you use Pelicans for all your stuff and when I saw one I realized thatís just what I needed. I need it for things like the fishfinder, camera, Palm, hand-held VHF, etc. I need the foam, donít I?


jimh posted 02-03-2002 05:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Painting the inside black may cause it to absorb more heat. The lamp generates plenty of heat along with its light.
LKS posted 02-03-2002 05:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for LKS  Send Email to LKS     
Inspect anchor, chain, and line, and replace as necessary.
Check connections on VHF and other electronics.

triblet posted 02-03-2002 10:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
You only need the foam if you are carrying
really fragile stuff like cameras and are
going to give it to the airlines. On the
boat, I only use one with foam, and that
pnly to carry one camera and lens when I go
to the lake. On the ocean, it has my camera
maintenance stuff (film, O-ring grease,
that sort of stuff) without foam. And the
only reason I use the foam on the lake is
because I happened to buy this one with foam.
Otherwise I'd just wrap it in a towel.


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