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#3004465 - 10/28/12 09:09 PM Winterizing my Inboard?
monsterbuck07
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Registered: 12/19/08
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I have winterized my boat the past two years, however last year I had a lot of problems once the spring rolled around. Not sure if it was due to me winterizing it, but I want to ask to be sure.

I have a 4.3 mercruiser....what steps should I take?

Thanks guys, I don't need To write that big check again.
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#3006402 - 10/29/12 06:56 PM Re: Winterizing my Inboard? [Re: monsterbuck07]
David
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When I had mine. Lower gear lube change, antifreeze, fog carb, stabalize fuel, and oil change if you prefer
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#3006415 - 10/29/12 07:04 PM Re: Winterizing my Inboard? [Re: David]
shorefisherman
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Registered: 04/07/08
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i have a 5.7 mercruiser inboard and all i do is remove all the petcock drain plugs. ther are 4 on mine, two on exhaust manifolds and two on the block.you will see a bunch of water coming out the block... and its winterized. the fuel i usually siphon out to use on the smaller boat through out the fall till empty.
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#3006703 - 10/29/12 09:33 PM Re: Winterizing my Inboard? [Re: shorefisherman]
northeasthunter
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you can find some good tutorials on youtube if you want to see it.
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#3007091 - 10/30/12 08:43 AM Re: Winterizing my Inboard? [Re: northeasthunter]
WVBulldog
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Registered: 07/31/11
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My inboard has a chevy 350 with fresh water cooling and here is all I do to winterize my boat and it hasnt failed me for many years.

1.Fill up the gas tank (if you do this there really isnt a need for fuel stabilizer)

2.Hook up a cut off hose to the fresh water cooling system and flush RV antifreeze through the system (takes about 6 gallons to flush it good.) When I see solid pink coming out the exhaust it's done.

That's it.

Optional: Change oil or wait til spring (I normally change the oil in the spring)
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#3007139 - 10/30/12 09:14 AM Re: Winterizing my Inboard? [Re: WVBulldog]
randy
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You are very lucky.
 Originally Posted By: WVBulldog
My inboard has a chevy 350 with fresh water cooling and here is all I do to winterize my boat and it hasnt failed me for many years.

1.Fill up the gas tank (if you do this there really isnt a need for fuel stabilizer)

2.Hook up a cut off hose to the fresh water cooling system and flush RV antifreeze through the system (takes about 6 gallons to flush it good.) When I see solid pink coming out the exhaust it's done.

That's it.

Optional: Change oil or wait til spring (I normally change the oil in the spring)
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