Maybe you aren’t using your boat as much in August while you are waiting for the superior weather of September and October. So, now is the perfect time to schedule a quick haul for your boat. You can pressure wash the bottom, check/clean the prop, and zincs. There are also a few things that can be added during the process of the quick haul.
Here are some things to consider before using the Quick Haul.
What should you consider before your Quick Haul?
How do I schedule a Quick Haul?
You should plan what you would like to have done during the Quick Haul, and then give your Service Team a call to write up a work order. Express the window of opportunity that coincides with your boating schedule. At that time you can also discuss the following considerations prior to the service.
Where are your Safe Vessel Lift Points?
Most manufacturers will mark them, but if you aren’t sure you should always ask your service team prior to haul out. If this is your first haul, ask the service team is to take photos so that you know the safe and proper placement of the travel lift straps. These photos showing the vessel lift points may be useful to you in the future.
Where is your Electronic Instrumentation located?
Most Service Teams are going to look for your vessel thru-hulls, but it doesn’t hurt to mention the placement to the service team, so they do not get damaged by the straps. You can also ask the service team to replace them with the dummy plugs to really ensure that they don’t get busted.
Head over to the Marine Service Center’s Haul Out Section, and fill out the work order request form to discuss a quick haul with Ian or Janice!
For those of you who are starting to really missing sailing season, we decided to help you out and recommend a few sailing movies that will give you a little taste of sailing, adventure, love, and comedy.
Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
Charlie St. Cloud (played by Zac Efron) is an accomplished sailor who loses his little brother in a car accident where Charlie was the driver. Charlie has the ability to see his deceased brother and meets him every day to play catch just before sundown. He completely gives up sailing and every other aspect of his life in order to never miss a meeting with his younger brother, until female sailor, Tess Carroll, comes back into his life just before heading out on her own solo sail around the world. Tess’s boat wrecks and Charlie is faced with a decision of staying with his brother or sailing out to find her.
IMBd gave the movie a rating of 6.4 out of 10.
White Squall (1996)
White Squall is based on the true story of the sinking of the “Albatross”. The “Albatross” is crewed by a group of eight teenage school boys and their captain, Christopher Sheldon. The boys have been sent to the sailing school for discipline and experience by their parents. The ship is hit by a Caribbean storm that comes out of nowhere, and the boys have to come together to face it. The story is told by a survivor of the sinking, Chuck Gieg (played by Scott Wolf).
IMDb gave the movie a rating 6.6 out of 10.
The Dove (1974)
The movie chronicles the true story of 16 year old Robin Lee Graham (played by Joseph Bottoms) who sets sail around the world alone on his 23 foot sloop, The Dove. Throughout his journey, he meets many locals including a young woman named Patti Ratteree with whom he falls in love. His journey shows his transition into manhood, and finding himself and love.
IMBd gave the movie a rating of 6.3 out of 10.
Captain Ron (1992)
When a family in Chicago inherits a yacht after the passing of a family member, they decide to sail it to a Miami yacht broker. With no knowledge of boats, they rely on the assistance of a local delivery captain named Captain Ron (played by Kurt Russel). Captain Ron pilots the family through mishaps with pirates, storms, and even lands them in Cuba. The whole voyage is a hilarious adventure.
IMBd gave this movie a rating of 5.6 out of 10