We are currently cruising our Islander Freeport 36 sailboat in Mexico. We have been extensively documentating our Islander Freeport outfitting for this adventure. We will now be reporting what of our outfitng is of value, what works and what is not of value.
The transmission fluid was also changed and we flushed and changed the coolant (antifreeze). This was done as general maintaince and for our trip North to the US and back. Note that we had the oil changed sooner then necessary because of the prior work done on sealing the pan gasket...wanted to make sure it had fresh, new oil for the trip. We also purchased two quarts of oil for spares just in-case we would need them. That is doubtful as the car does not use oil up but just in-case 5-30 is hard to find in the US.
Here you can see some of the local sport fishing fleet
and how they keep their outboard engines covered until they're used.
Not on a panga that is used all the time but these are not used daily. Our Honda 9.9 outboard will be sitting here for months unused in the sun and we thought it would also be a good idea to cover the rest of it (the bottom half) for those months each year.