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Old 03-18-2016, 02:07 AM   #1
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I live in Wilmington NC where the temperature has been in the 70's and lows in the 50's at night.

So I set up a appointment with the local Mercruiser dealer to have it summerized.

But now I see we may have a couple nights next week with temps around 37F.

Should I cancel the appointment and keep it winterized a little longer.

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Old 03-18-2016, 11:32 AM   #2
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37F is above freezing. Unless you anticipate an extended hard freeze you should be fine. Even a night or two that reaches freezing it should not be for more than a few hours and the iron has thermal mass which means it takes time to drive it down to the air temp.
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:01 PM   #3
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Would love to help but in Australia no winterising we run all year round
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Now you're just being mean mate. HAHA.
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What are you getting done for this "summerized" for your boat?
I have of this but mostly the boater is getting taken by the marina.

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There really isn't much to summerize. The engine and drive 'summarize' themselves when it is started. I prefer to do this on a hose and muffs rather than at launch time. Anti-Fouling paint, wash wax. The A/C either gets primed or is flooded with propylene glycol so the first time it runs it too is summerized. Fill the fresh water and pump out any propylene glycol from the water system. Repeat to flush clean.

Open the seacock to the head and start flushing. This gets summerized the during its first use after launch like the AC.

summerizing is about cleaning, washing, waxing, painting and fixing broken stuff and preventive maintenance, and zinc's.
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