10-12-2006, 11:54 AM
I just got my boat and I am winterizing it for the first time. Does anyone have any tips on how to winterize the ballast tanks. I find the manual that came with the boat horrible and tried ordering offical mastercraft service manuals, but they dont want owners to have them. I have the valve and the hose hookup on my boat for the tanks but dont completly understand what I am supposed to do. So far winterizing it has been a nightmare. First problem is that I asked my dealer what I needed to start my boat on land, and they sold me fake a lake which would work great if I wanted to fill my ballast tanks on land (found this out the hard way).End of the story is I burned up my impeller because I didnt know that the water intake for the engine is seperate and I am working on getting the dealer to take back the fake a lake and give me a free impeller . Finally ordered the parts to build a ball valve in the line with a hook up for a garden hose. I think that it was a bad design to put the water intake where the boat rests on the trailer. The ballast tanks continue to have me baffled.