Chesapeake, VA
Boats for Sale

Fall boating on the Chesapeake Bay is for many the best time of the season, cooler weather, less traffic and the last gasp of summer. Until about Halloween that is. Soon, preparations need to be made for winterization. This is the most important maintenance time and when done correctly is quite easy and can make the spring rush to get back into the water much easier. Let's gently ease into the idea of the end of the season with some engine basics that are simple, affordable and will have you up and running at splash time. Engine - The heart of your boat is, of course, the engine. Fill your fuel tanks 7/8 full, allowing for expansion and add fuel treatment/stabilizer. After you add stabilizer to the fuel, run the engine up to temperature to make sure the treatment circulates through the fuel system. Start by attaching "ear muffs" (also called 'flush muffs') to the intake of the outdrive attached to a garden hose and flush the system with freshwater then add -100-degree straight antifreeze via a funnel into the hose until the green liquid antifreeze is coming out the exhaust. While it's running, fog the air intake coating the cylinder and rings for winter protection. There will be a lot of smoke and the engine most likely will cut out from the fogging oil, but that is okay. You will want to store your outdrive in down position to make sure it can drain. Winterizing the block is the most critical step in the winterization process. For inboards and sten drives locate and open the petcocks that are either a blue plastic thumbscrew or some have bronze plugs underneath the manifolds and on the sides of the engine block. Drain the water completely and remove the bottom hose of the water pump. Draining the engine ensures that water in the cooling chambers won't freeze, expand and crack your block. A new engine will set you back upwards of $10,000 if your block cracks during the winter. Freshwater Systems - Once the mechanical systems are winterized, the next things are the sink, deck wash down, etc. Start by draining the water out of the water tanks. Once drained, put enough non-toxic antifreeze in the water tank so that when the faucets are turned on, the antifreeze is coming out. This is simple to do if you just use enough antifreeze to get good flow out of the outlet faucets. If your have a hot water heater, drain it completely. Do not put antifreeze in it because you will never get the taste out due to the heating element coil design. These are the basics to protect your boat during winter layup. Many boats have more systems that need attention such as ice makers, washer and dryers. Most of these systems just need to be drained.

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in Chesapeake, VA

Chaparral 290 Signature, 30', for sale in Chesapeake, Virginia - $73,900

Chaparral 30'

Chesapeake, VA
Twin
270
121388
Stock #
19 photos
$73,900
New
Year
2006
Brand
Chaparral
Model
290 Signature
Type
Express Cruiser
Length
30' 8"
Hours
250
Skipperliner 620 Coastal Cruiser, 60', for sale in Chesapeake, Virginia - $114,995

Skipperliner 60'

Chesapeake, VA
Twin
250
053426
Stock #
190 photos
1 video
$133,400
$114,995
Available
Year
1997
Brand
Skipperliner
Model
620 Coastal Cruiser
Type
Motoryacht
Length
60'
Hours
1,158
Stingray 208LR, 20', for sale in Chesapeake, Virginia - $28,500

Stingray 20'

Chesapeake, VA
Single
220
121528
Stock #
103 photos
$33,400
$28,500
Available
Year
2015
Brand
Stingray
Model
208LR
Type
Bowrider
Length
20' 8"
Hours
25
Century 2600 CC, 27', for sale in Chesapeake, Virginia - $48,000

Century 27'

Chesapeake, VA
Twin
150
112850
Stock #
103 photos
$58,900
$48,000
Available
Year
2006
Brand
Century
Model
2600 CC
Type
Center Console
Length
27' 6"
Hours
760

Best Value
Per Foot

Glastron MX175, 17', for sale in Chesapeake, Virginia - $13,850

Glastron 17'

Chesapeake, VA
Single
135
110153
Stock #
86 photos
$15,000
$13,850
Available
Year
2007
Brand
Glastron
Model
MX175
Type
Bowrider
Length
17' 1"
Hours
250
Bayliner 205, 20', for sale in Chesapeake, Virginia - $12,500

Bayliner 20'

Chesapeake, VA
Single
220
108692
Stock #
54 photos
$15,000
$12,500
Available
Year
2003
Brand
Bayliner
Model
205
Type
Bowrider
Length
20' 8"
Hours
Unknown
Mako 261b Center Console, 28', for sale in Chesapeake, Virginia - $35,500

Mako 28'

Chesapeake, VA
Twin
225
094649
Stock #
227 photos
$41,700
$35,500
Available
Year
1994
Brand
Mako
Model
261b Center Console
Type
Center Console
Length
28' 1"
Hours
1,000
Stingray 208LR, 20', for sale in Chesapeake, Virginia - $28,500

Stingray 20'

Chesapeake, VA
Single
220
121528
Stock #
103 photos
$33,400
$28,500
Available
Year
2015
Brand
Stingray
Model
208LR
Type
Bowrider
Length
20' 8"
Hours
25
Century 2600 CC, 27', for sale in Chesapeake, Virginia - $48,000

Century 27'

Chesapeake, VA
Twin
150
112850
Stock #
103 photos
$58,900
$48,000
Available
Year
2006
Brand
Century
Model
2600 CC
Type
Center Console
Length
27' 6"
Hours
760
Sea Ray 340 Sundancer, 37', for sale in Chesapeake, Virginia - $99,000

Sea Ray 37'

Chesapeake, VA
Twin
370
111597
Stock #
118 photos
1 video
$122,300
$99,000
Available
Year
2006
Brand
Sea Ray
Model
340 Sundancer
Type
Express Cruiser
Length
37' 6"
Hours
200

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