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Old 03-29-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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Dewinterizers please check in...

Yep, that`s right, took the big plunge today and said goodbye to old man Winter. As I type this my fresh water system is bathing in a nice, supple, soothing, bleach water solution after I first flushed the lines then refilled. Tested the hot water heater on both electric and propane, frig on both, furnace, cleaned AC filter. No evidence of mice or any leaks, thankfully. Also have windows open and airing out.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:59 PM   #2
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Glad to hear Crabman,
Is it finally getting warm enough for crab season?
I watch Deadliest Catch, but not sure if it's the same on the East Coast.
Lot's of hard work still I am sure.

I am thinking tomorrow I will go through the same process for the water system, hot water heater and take a shower for the 1st time.
I want to see if I need Velcro or magnets on the shower curtain and probably will need a shower head with a shutoff.
While I am in there, I was thinking about cutting some 2" Styrofoam rigid insulation to shore up the floor of the shower.
From what I've seen in pictures, there's just 2ea 2x6's under each side. The middle is kind of spongy when I step in it.

I was lucky also to not find any mice damage from cold storage.

I put a Camco vent cover on today over the bath vent. The caulking was original, so I took it all off and sealed with Externabond Tape.
Need to run out and get some Dicor to touch up a few other places.

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Old 03-29-2013, 05:25 PM   #3
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Different crabs here, they actually bury and hibernate in Winter as opposed to the cold water crabs from the Bering Sea seen in Deadliest Catch. I hope to start next week..........
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:27 PM   #4
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Yup, we are basking in sunshine, trailer will be pulled out to the driveway. Let the de-winterizing begin. We are scheduled to head out in mid April.
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Ah,
Ok, I understand now.
How warm does the water have to get before season begins?

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Old 03-29-2013, 05:32 PM   #6
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Around 50 degrees for hard Blue Crabs. Right now its in the mid 40`s.
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Close but no cigar here, I say another 1-2 weeks just in case. Long range shows a warm up next weekend.
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OK, Crabman - you are just a week or so ahead of us here in the Shenandoah Valley. Still freezing here at night, but hopefully that will end soon. Hope your crabbing business can get started soon, so you can make some $$ with which to go camping.

While I'm on here, need some advice. Just realized that I'm approaching "Must Be Retired" status on posts. Trouble is, I'm not retired yet. Only about 9 months away. So --- do I retire early, or quit posting until the happy event ????
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Retire early and post often is my best advice. :hihi:
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:07 PM   #10
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Got our new 36 BHDS we took delivery on in Dec. set up on our seasonal site yesterday. Got it all level , stabilized with concrete blocks and dewinterized. Tonight is night #2 of 4 this weekend.
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