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Old 11-03-2013, 11:11 PM   #41
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do you change your oil and filers in the end or start of the season?
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:54 AM   #42
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I do at the end of the season....

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Old 11-04-2013, 01:36 AM   #43
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:06 AM   #44
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I change my oil/filter and fuel filter at the end of every season.
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:42 PM   #45
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I do mine at the end. My thought is, if there's water in there, I want to know about it and I want it out of there. Besides, isn't bottom painting and waxing enough work for the spring?
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:28 PM   #46
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I agree Shrew...........Its like the question of changing your spark plugs in the fall . Do you really want to fog brand new plugs. Just wait and do it in the spring.

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Old 11-07-2013, 02:10 PM   #47
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living in Paradise(South Florida) We enjoy 12 months of fun in the Sun. In my past life as a NY'er, We would always haul out around the 1st of November.
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Haul-out and winterizing are necessary evils up here in the Inland Empire. We have an annual Oktoberfest on the lake the 1st weekend in October and then the mass exodus happens. This year the wife and I stay in for one last quite weekend after most had hauled out. The marina was creepy quite.

Steps to put her away for the winter:
-Walk-around inspection at ramp
-Pump-out, drain H20 and fresh water washdown
-Wax (#50 Cleaner/Wax) from rub rail down to paint (I use a rotary mach w/ black foam 6" pad)
-PINK the holding tanks
-Pump, change & replace eng oil & filter
-Pump the PINK thu the block & fog her till she stops
-Drain the block, drop the manifold hoses
-Replace the impeller (every 3yr)
-Fog the plugs
-Drain, inspect & replace drive lube
-Remove topside obstructions; anchor light, anchor, fender holders
-Shrink wrap ($500 bones up here)
-Park on AF Base RV/Boat storage lot for the winter
-Start researching, planning & preparing for spring modifications and Launch
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:21 PM   #49
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Haul-out and winterizing are necessary evils up here in the Inland Empire. We have an annual Oktoberfest on the lake the 1st weekend in October and then the mass exodus happens. This year the wife and I stay in for one last quite weekend after most had hauled out. The marina was creepy quite.

Steps to put her away for the winter:
-Walk-around inspection at ramp
-Pump-out, drain H20 and fresh water washdown
-Wax (#50 Cleaner/Wax) from rub rail down to paint (I use a rotary mach w/ black foam 6" pad)
-PINK the holding tanks
-Pump, change & replace eng oil & filter
-Pump the PINK thu the block & fog her till she stops
-Drain the block, drop the manifold hoses
-Replace the impeller (every 3yr)
-Fog the plugs
-Drain, inspect & replace drive lube
-Remove topside obstructions; anchor light, anchor, fender holders
-Shrink wrap ($500 bones up here)
-Park on AF Base RV/Boat storage lot for the winter
-Start researching, planning & preparing for spring modifications and Launch
Is this an MPI or carb engine? If MPI then the fuel system is not being fully addressed. On MPI a portable gas can containing fuel, oil, and stabilizer are swapped out for the main tank, this coats the inside of the injectors with oil and stabilizer.

Why fog the plugs? Fogging the engine does this.
Did you add stabilizer to the fuel tank?
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Old 10-25-2017, 05:07 PM   #50
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Sad day indeed! Will pull boat Fri afternoon. Already winterized holding tank. Will change vital fluids and pickle block with pink stuff and fog engine. Treated fuel last week and most gear already home. Maybe one last ride if weather nice. Luckily have teenage son to climb into bilge to drain block. Then can't wait to break out my new ultra feed sewing machine to re doo interior cushions and make a mooring cover.
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