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Page 12 " ra - October 31,2012 t to f 11, ti The kids are in school and the close cockpit drains. Check on your leaves are turning vibrant color, boat occasionally to make sure lines which also means thinking about are secure and the bilge remains dry. when and how to winterize your boat 3. Make sure to cover your boat. so you can avoid costly repairs in the Use a frame under the cover to pre- Spring. vent water from pooling or tearing Here's a list of suggestions from the cover. Canvas is best because the Oregon State Marine Board on it breathes. If you use plastic, make how to make winterizing your boat sure you leave vents in it to allow more efficient: any moisture to escape. Allow for Your Boat drainage if you're storing outside. 1. If possible, store your boat 4. Add non-toxic antifreeze to ashore for the winter. The bulkhead, water tanks, toilets and septic hold- keel and motor are the critical areas ing tanks. Never use engine anti- needing support. Cradles work best, freeze in a freshwater system. but don't store your boat on a cradle 5. Make sure to remove any- that wasn't designed for the boat you electronic equipment, important doc- have. uments or other valuables. Marinas 2. If you store your boat in the are more like ghost yards in the win- water, make sure to close all through- ter, and tempting to thieves. hull fittings, gate valves and sea- Your Engine cocks to keep the water out. As wa- 1. Drain the cooling system and ter freezes, it expands and Can break add anti-freeze. On outboards, this these important features. Also, plug means filling a large bucket or drum any exhaust ports. Do not, however, with enough antifreeze fluid to reach QUALITY- PRECISION - SERVICE All Work 100% Guaranteed Jeff Hutchins, Owner Read my articles in The New Era outdoors section. 29352 HWY 34, CORVALLIS Open: Tues & Fri 11-6 Sat 11-5 Closed Sun & Monday Closed Wed & Thursday for Gunsmithing New & Used Fwearms - Quality Gunsmithing - Not Bluing "Th e Rea I .Dea l" PRIMASING MOTORS 2000 LEXUS EX 300 Only 58K miles, leather seats, PWL Stock# M109 $13,939 2010 HYUNOAI ACCEN1 OVER 30 MPG, PWL, CrUise Stock# M 102 $11,954 (541) 258-8191 . 1-800-225-4670 1211 SOUTH MAIN ST., AT THE "Y" IN LEBANON Photo cotwtesy of Tim Swanson Oak Heights third- and fourth-graders enjoy afield trip to Clear Lake earlier this month. They spent the day learning about Oregon forestry history, hiked with Talk About Trees expert Leslie Bradner, and boated over the sunken forest in Clear Lake. From left are Chase Lopez, Gaven Erevia, parent Rudy Lopez: Nic Worthington and Brody Combs. the water intake, then running the service center for prices and sched- motor until it is warm. Use non-tox- uling. ic antifreeze only. There are some great "how-to" 2. Disconnect the battery and videos on YouTube from West Ma- store in a warm, dry place. If you fine, Boat U.S. Foundation and other have to leave it on board to operate marine mechanics for boaters who an alarm or bilge pump, fill battery prefer winterizing their own boats. cells with distilled water and fully There are also more tips on winter- charge it so it doesn't freeze. Apply izing your boat and trailer at http:// petroleum jelly to clean terminals to www.oregon.gov/OSMB/pages/ prevent corrosion, news/e 10winterizing.aspx. 3. Drain and replace the en- * * * * * gine, transmission and outdrive oil. MidValley Chapter Northwest Replace gear oil in outdrives. Use Steelheaders will meet at 7 p.m. on internal oil fogger when the engine Nov. 7 at the Albany Senior Center, is warm to prevent corrosion. Many 489 Water Ave, Albany. boat dealers have service centers that John Elder, who runs a fishing can help with the messy fluids and guide service, will be the speaker. He recycling for a reasonable price, fishes the South Santiam, the Siletz 4. Top off fuel tanks, leaving a and the Alsea and also does day-long little room for expansion. Add a fuel trips in other streams for salmon and stabilizer, especially if you run gaso- steelhead. line with ethanol blended in. What's The public is welcome to at- better? Not using blended fuel. An tend. interactive map of "clear" gasoline * * * * * locations is located at http://www.or- Members of the Linn Benton egon.gov/OSMB/pages/new~/clear- Family Flyfishers sponsor a fly fish- gasoline.aspx, ing, fly-tying class the first Tuesday 5. To keep water from collecting of each monthin the fire-side room at in outdrives, leave them in the down the First Baptist Church in Lebanon position, located on the comer of Grove and If winterizing a boat isn't your Vine St. forte, call or visit your local marine This month's class will be at 7 "Quality is the Difference" 1998 Toyota Sienna 2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2000 Jeep Grmtd XLE Mhfivan Sedan 4D Great little car!Cherokee Limited Sport Nice, cleml van! Utility 4D Very econonfical and drives great! Loaded ~ilh options, Stock# 8423 Nice, clean SIN... Very. well including leather taken care of and just in time Stock#8408 for fall travels,t Stock#8416 $5,995 $5,995 $7,995 3195 S. SANTIAM HWY, LEBANON, OR 97355 I 541-258-2175 I [DLR # 3102) MON-FRI: B:AM TO 7:PM I SAT: 9:AM TO 6:PM I SUN: 9:AM TO 5:PM CROCKERSCARS.COM p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. Bring your fly tying equipment, all material will be furnished. Each month a different instruc- tor teaches the class how to tie a cer- tain fly, and how and where to fish it. From Sweet Home, take Park Street to Vine Street, turn fight and go one block, then left on Grove to the parking lot. For more information contact SteveChristensen at (541) 258-8159 The U.S. Forest Service is waiv- ing fees at most of its day-use rec- reation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, Nov. 10-12. The fee waivers - the fourth this year -- are offered in coopera- tion with other federal agencies un- der the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Day-use fees will be waived at all standard amenity fee sites operated by the Forest Service. Concessionaire-operated day-use sites fiaay be included in the waiver if the permit holder wishes to partici- pate. "This is our way of saying thanks to the brave men and women - past and present - who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe at home," said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. "We en- courage veterans, their families and all visitors to take time out over the holiday weekend to enjoy the ben- efits that nature provides at forests and grasslands throughout the coun- try." Traditionally, fees are not charged on 98 percent of national forests and grasslands, and approxi- mately two-thirds of developed recreation sites in national forests and grasslands can be used for free. Many recreation opprtunities such as camping, sightseeing and hiking can be enjoyed throughout the year at no cost. The Forest Service operates ap- proximately 17,000 developed rec- reation sites nationwide. Of those, approximately 6,000 require recre- ation fees, which are usedto provide visitor services, repairs and replace- ments, and facilities maintenance. WWW.PR MAS NGMO"ORS.COM