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Old 10-24-2017, 08:13 PM   #1
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This past summer was not a good one, only had the boat in the water for one day of boating. I have always in the past changed the oil and drive lube with my winterization. My question is, is there any issue with not changing the oil and drive lube this year, and to only perform a simple winterziation?

No worries, our trip to the lake is already booked....won't have a repeat.
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Old 10-24-2017, 08:45 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard. You could get both sides here but I always change fluids and filters. Because moisture, dirt and crud are always there no matter how many times you use it. You spent a chunk of money for your boat what's a few dollars to keep the insides clean. I know guys that don't and get by with it. So that's my take.

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Old 10-24-2017, 10:03 PM   #3
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I recommend you change the engine oil at least. You can wait on the drive lube.
Engine oil gets contaminants in it when you run it and creates acids. The outdrive oil wears but doesn't get contaminated during normal operations. A main reason to change outdrive oil is to check for water intrusion.
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I recommend you change the engine oil at least. You can wait on the drive lube.
Engine oil gets contaminants in it when you run it and creates acids. The outdrive oil wears but doesn't get contaminated during normal operations. A main reason to change outdrive oil is to check for water intrusion.
I agree.
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Old 10-25-2017, 02:43 PM   #5
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Even with your car, the old recommendation was 3 months OR 3,000 miles. I'd also change the oil.
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