Sorry guys please don't fret..........yes I hope we all have atleast another month and half of boating.
MC...........No closed cooling. What I do is drain in the bilge and out the drain hole to a couple of five gallon buckets before I dunk it in the water in the spring. Sometimes I can re use it or the marina where I store the boat takes it form me. I know sounds alot but it has always worked for me.....I like the pink stuff for the water lines but like the prestone 50/50 with all the good corrosion stoppers for the engines and the 50/50 is so easy to use......no mixing!
Usually I run the engines on the muffs to make sure everything is running OK before the dunk.
Don't know what chain stores you have on the east coast but yes what SP said. Sounds like you are going to West Marine with thoses prices......I got lucky with the $1.99 but usually it is around the $2.79-$3.00 for the pink a gallon.
Enough of this winterizing jibber jabber.........it is suppose to be in the 90's again the next three days in the midwest................enjoy go boatin!!!