I am the owner of a 2007 MF 805. The vessel is factory fitted with a propeller guard which dips below propeller and is below line of keel. I wish to dry the vessel out on our local slip which is clean and slow sloping. I can not get a written statement from our agent that this is acceptable. My concern is that while some advice states that this is safe to do so a surveyor has stated that this might put excessive weight on the guard forcing it towards the prop. Has anyone any experience of drying out this type of 805.
My second question relates to winterising .My boat will be on marina for the winter. Is it necessary to drain fresh water system and water heater?
Things to consider, you say you will be in the Marina - I presume the boat is being kept afloat? Is it fresh or salt water and where are you located? Keeping afloat in salt water in moderate winters should reduce the risk of your fresh water system freezing, but if in doubt either drain the system or if you have shore power run a small heater - something like a greenhouse heater or oil filled radiator.