Sunday, October 27, 2019

Annual Boat Maintenance at Valley Marine in Powell River

Valley Marine boat services in Powell River.
Winter is a good time for annual boat maintenance. The shops are less busy, and long months of inactivity are hard on boats. Having ours in top shape makes us confident it will be ready whenever the weather is good.

Our Bayliner 2452 called Halcyon Days needed to be scheduled for annual winter maintenance, so we asked Jeff Munro at Valley Marine to arrange for transportation from our moorage in Powell River's North Harbour to his shop in Paradise Valley.

This week Jeff called to let us know everything had been completed. He met us at our storage hangar and backed Halcyon Days right into her spot. Now that's great service!

Jeff backing Halcyon Days into her hangar winter storage spot.

Here's Halcyon Days all tucked away for the cold, wet, windy winter months. Looks like she'll have lots of good company and a great view.

Halcyon Days will have protection and good company all winter long,

Halcyon Days will be back in the water in May, ready for new adventures like the ones in Wayne's books Up the Strait, Farther Up the Strait and Up the Inlet (shameless plug).

Thanks Jeff and Valley Marine! If you are in need of excellent boat maintenance and repair services, give them a call:  

Valley Marine
3407A Padgett Rd
Powell River BC,
Phone: 604-485-9257

They also have boating supplies, shrink wrap service, storage and an upholstery shop onsite.

Say "Halcyon Days" sent you. -- Margy


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24 comments:

  1. The promise of adventures to come...
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Yes, and confidence she is in top running condition. - Margy

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  2. Winter, bring it on!

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    1. I love all the seasons, but winter isn't very good for boating out here. Too much wind. I'm a fair weather sailor (in a power boat). - Margy

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  3. Good to get maintenance done and stored for the winter, yet sad to see the end of another boating season. Roll on spring.

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    1. We'll use our land cruiser, the RV to head south for sun while we wait. - Margy

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  4. Hello, I sure it feels good to have this maintenance done and the boat is stored for the winter. I am already looking forward to Spring. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great week ahead.

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    1. That's for sure. And we don't have to worry about water lines freezing and harming the engine or water system. - Margy

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  5. Oh boy---New Adventures---can't wait 'til May

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    1. Me either. Not sure what I will do about my garden next year. Not having much to worry about let us use the boat a lot more. But I do miss my produce like your wonderful beets. - Margy

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  6. Many more exciting trips will await you in the spring. Thanks for your visit!

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    1. That's for sure. We live in a perfect place for boating. Many Canadians from the south coast and Americans come here every summer and it's right outside our back door. - Margy

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  7. Hi Margy... I'll take your weather over ours. we got about 6" this morning, and more just started again! Oy.... someone tell mother nature it's just October. what do you do when the boating is bad?
    Leeanna

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    1. For the first time we are going to try Snowbirding. We bought an RV last April and plan to drive it down to California and Arizona for some sun and fun while it's cold up here (even though we rarely get snow). - Margy

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  8. Hi Margry
    It's good you and your boat git ready for winter early. Our winter arrived early --we almost completely skipped autumn altogether and have had three snowstorms this month! Very strange weather after a hotter than normal summer.

    Pat

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    1. Very strange indeed. After a cool and rainy October, November is starting out sunny and warmer. - Margy

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    1. Always fun to see your seasonal decorations. - Margy

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  10. There she sleeps over the winter and shall be ready for next season's voyages! Maybe you too need a winter rest and relax!

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    1. Her mornings will be dark but noisy with the early airplane leaving to whisk passengers down to Vancouver. - Margy

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  11. Margy - how interesting that marine services are more available at this time of year - I would have expected them to be very busy as everyone is trying to get their boat ready for winter. I noticed you did not shrink wrap your boat. Why do some people choose that storage method?

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    1. Up here most boat shops are busy in spring and summer because of the commercial fishing boats getting priority. - Margy

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  12. Boats are so much work, but a lot of fun too!

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    1. They can be, and they can be money buckets, but like you say, fun too. - Margy

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We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy