Customers Can Help to Keep Their Costs Down
Preparation Pics Below
We recommend you take several pictures of how things are assembled BEFORE beginning disassembly preparations. This will help you put everything back together later. Examples pictures below.
Remove turning-locking cotter pins from turnbuckles.
Pictures of how things should be packaged and prepared for transport.
Several wraps of electrical tape works well for securing items..
ELECTRICAL TAPE WORKS BETTER THAN ALL OTHER TAPES
If you are unable to prepare your boat or any items, please inform us.
Remove all ropes from lower mast deck blocks before taping ropes to mast.
Tape running rigging to mast after removing from deck blocks. Tieing the rope up neatly, does nothing but adds time to do, and then to undo. Just Tape It Up .
Wrap boom up with all ropes and blocks still attached, before you remove boom to store below deck or to attach to life lines for transport.
Fold down bimini/dodger framing and secure with several wraps of electrical tape. If framing does not fold down well, remove it from mounting point on deck and lay it down on boat. Cushion on deck with foam padding where needed, secure well with electrical tape. Remove canvas or wrap COMPLETELY with plastic packaging wrap.
Remove all ropes from deck block organizers and wrap and tape them to the furled jib.
Clear plastic strech film and several roles of electrical tape are all you need to prepare your boat for transport. Both are inexpensive and available at Lowe's or another hardware store.
Customer Pre-Transport Preparations Check List
Completing these items before we arrive will save you money. Please also refer to pictures below.
1. Remove main sail and boom and stow below, or cushion and secure on deck.
2. Tape running rigging to mast and jib, don't forget to remove from deck block organizers.
3. Untie all end knots in the ends of all running rigging ropes.
4. Remove and secure bimini / dodger framing and canvases. Framing usually can be secured to pulpit; better to stow on deck than below.
5. Remove locking cotter pins from turnbuckles; DO NOT remove lower cotter pins from the attachment point. Please refer to pictures below.
6. Tape or remove anchor.
7. Remove grills.
8. Generally stow away any lose items in the cabin. However, the boat does not move around much.
9. Boats larger than 32' - removing both sails.
DO NOT loosen any turnbuckles - we need to measure the mast tuning before removing.
DO NOT USE - DO NOT USE - DO NOT USE
DUCK TAPE , WILL LEAVE ADHESIVE RESIDUE ,, WHICH IS VERY HARD TO REMOVE.
REMOVE HALYARDS - SHEETS ((ROPES))
FROM LOWER DIRECTIONAL DECK BLOCKS
PREPARE BOOM WHILE ATTACHED TO MAST ---- THEN REMOVE AND STOW.
USE TOPPING LIFT ---AS A HELPER TO HOLD ENDOF BOOM,, WHILE REMOVING FROM MAST.