View Full Version : First time winterizing questions

10-18-2005, 04:51 PM
I am about to winterize for the first time :cry: So I have a few questions:

-Does anyone have a good list/how to guide...I would like to do it myself to get to know the boat a bit better. (I looked around but didn't find a list on the site, probably looked on the wrong places)

-The guy I bought it from said to just run some enviromentally friendly antifreeze in, any thoughts

-Any general suggestions....tools, etc.

-When do I need to winterize, it doesn't get down to freezing in Georgia until late November, Dec.

Thanks fellas :toast:

east tx skier
10-18-2005, 05:03 PM
Click the FAQ link in my signature. I put together a checklist that's in the FAQ.

Antifreeze comes down to personal preference in my opinion. If you store indoors in GA, were it my boat, I'd skip it. I don't use antifreeze on my Texas garaged boat.

Just watch your forecast. Some time before your first hard freeze is preferable. ;) I've waited as late as December or gone ahead with it as early as November.

10-18-2005, 05:05 PM
A common question this time of year. There are several good threads going in the Storage/Winterization Forum. Check out the thread called Winterization Woes (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=5105) and the one called See anything missing on my checklist? (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=4821)
Most of your questions will be addressed in these threads. For the questions not answered, we are here to help. :)