Keeping Decommissioning/winterizing cheap...ish.

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    Just a reminder to help decommissioning cheaper
    1. Let the yard know exactly what you want done. See if you can meet with the tech.
    2. Don’t play hide the keys/combo. Follow your yards protocol for key/combo location.
    3. Get your stuff out! Seat cushions, mattresses, and etc. Clean out your gear lockers, refrigerators, and other compartments.
    4. If you buy your own materials make sure they are right. Let the yard know your doing that. Some frown upon it.
    5. If trucking out of the yard make sure the trucker and yard both know what is going on. Don’t expect the yard to call your trucker, or vise versus.
    6. Stay out of the way...I say that with all do kindness. I don’t mind a customer hanging out and watching what I do, but that is usually case by case. Check with your yard to see how much they will let you be involved.
    These just popped in my head today. If you have any other comments be sure to share them.
     
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    We had a JJ today! Guy takes his oil pump mounted to a bucket that didn’t work and throws it in the employee dumpster. Then goes in our shop and grabs a vacuum pump. Brings it back with oil in it and leaves it. Luckily we knew who he was. So we took his oil pump bucket and put it in his car, then charged him for the oil disposal, and the time to clean up his mess.
    Don’t get me wrong guys. I understand not everyone can afford a yards labor rates, and some people just want to work on there own boat. Just make sure you follow the rules.
     
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    Yup.
     
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    Jerry these are good points and sad that they might be lost on some. I’m a building contractor though and the things you see make you shake your head now and then. For example when someone asks you to work on some part of their house/boat and the space is full of crap! Makes me nuts!
     
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    I am three boats deep into decommissioning season already. Seems to me things like cushions I would want home anyway. There are a couple customers that have asked how to get there bill cheaper. I sat down and went over the decom sheet with them, and told them about getting all the clutter off. It’s a great thing because owners find out how much crap they have on board.
     
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    Nice to bring the soft stuff home if the boat is not stored in a heated space.
     
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    Having done volunteer decom’ing at my local yard, I’ll add to be forthcoming if you know about a problem beforehand rather than letting the yard “discover” it. The example that comes to mind is rounded off or stripped bolts. If I know about it b/f, I’ll have the right tools and parts ready and everything will go more quickly & smoothly.
     
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    Yes yes and yes. A new customer had there boat towed there boat to the yard and filled out the decom sheet. They left out that it wouldn’t start.
     
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