Winter Storage - Fuel System

Storage or winter lay-up requires special preparation to prevent
damage to your MasterCraft boat. Since winter storage is an annual event, it
presents an excellent opportunity to perform the annual maintenance
at this time. In this article, we will be discussing Fuel System Treatment.
Be sure to check with your authorized MasterCraft dealer’s service department
regarding your boat’s needs to determine everything appropriate for your storage situation.
 
Step 1:
If the boat will be placed in storage with fuel (no alcohol
in the mix) in the tank, fill the tank with fresh fuel
and a sufficient amount of Sta-Bil® gasoline stabilizer
to treat the entire tank. Follow instructions on the container.
 
Step 2:
If the boat will be placed in storage with fuel that contains
alcohol, the fuel tank should be drained as completely
as possible, the fuel disposed of properly, and
Sta-Bil gasoline stabilizer added to any fuel remaining
in the tank. Follow the directions on the container.
 
Step 3:
Start the engine and operate at idle until the engine
reaches normal operating temperature. (To accomplish
this, the boat must be in the water or attached to a
water supply using a hose and suitable adapter that will
allow an uninterrupted supply of water to the engine.
If using a hose and adapter, adjust the faucet to avoid
over-cooling the engine at low RPM.) Run the engine
for at least fifteen (15) minutes and ensure that the fuel
stabilizer enters the engine’s fuel system.
 
Step 4:
Perform the annual maintenance as described in your MasterCraft
Owner’s Manual.


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