Boaters who use the Nanny Cay Boatyard for storage of their boats are being encouraged to adhere to the checklist of preparatory measures provided by the boatyard.

The 34-item checklist is intended as a guide for boaters in preparing to haul out and store their boats. Boatyard Manager Keith LiGreci identifies the two most important factors as the removal of the genoa while the boat is in the water and the removal of all food items.

“It is very dangerous to take the genoa off when the boat is in the yard. We highly recommend that it is removed while the boat is in the water and stowed. It is also important that all food be removed from the boat, even canned goods and spices. These can attract rodents, which cause extensive damage over a short period,” LiGreci said. “Nanny Cay will not be held responsible for damaged caused by animals or insects,” he added.

The full checklist is as follows:

•    Prior to haul out, thoroughly flush all heads and ensure holdings tanks are empty and flushed through.

•    Clean and dry bilges as much as possible.

•    Fill water tanks, treat with chlorine and close off valves.

•    Fill and treat diesel tanks.

•    Check engine oil and water, top up if required.

•    Wash and spray engine with CRC.

•    Spray all hose clamps with CRC anti-corrosion wax.

•    Check battery levels, clean terminals and grease with Vaseline.

•    Spray behind the electrical panel with CRC.

•    Remove bimini and frame if possible and stow.

•    Remove all sails and stow.

•    If possible, remove booms and stow. If not removable, tie down to deck.

•    Remove spinnaker pole and stow.

•    Remove cockpit cushions and all other loose deck gear and stow.

•    Remove wind generator if fitted.

•    Check cockpit lockers for oily rags, old paint and solvent tins, lighter fluid etc. and dispose of.

•    Secure and lock cockpit lockers.

•    Remove batteries from hand held equipment.

•    Remove all foodstuff including spices, packaged soups, cereals and tins etc.

•    Treat interior cupboards and areas with Max Force or Combat Roach Control.

•    Fit screens or close curtains if fitted.

•    Lift interior cushions to allow good air circulation.

•    When in yard, remove and stow fenders and dock lines.

•    Refit backstay if this was removed for haul out.

•    Tidy and secure all loose lines and remove flags.

•    Fit solar panel and ensure charging.

•    Fit instrument covers.

•    Close all seacocks.

•    Ensure cockpit drains and scuppers are clear.

•    Turn off all battery switches.

•    Turn off propane bottles

•    Ensure all hatches and ports are securely dogged down.

•    Spray door lock or padlock with CRC.

•    Ensure lifeline gate is closed and secured.


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