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Old 09-22-2017, 04:27 PM
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I never winterize mine. Stays in heated garage. Well insulated, even if power went out it, holds heat well.

Plus mid Winter, when your real board, it fun to sit in, listen to the radio and pretend
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:32 PM
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Drain. Put plugs back in so threads don't corrode (at least that happened to my manifolds one year). Enjoy winter.
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:30 PM
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Drain. Put plugs back in so threads don't corrode (at least that happened to my manifolds one year). Enjoy winter.
that is what I do ... haven't used antifreeze in a dozen years
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Old 09-26-2017, 07:48 AM
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Draining should be fine! I am in Central OH and that is what I have done.

I leave the plugs out for about a week then put them back in.

Not ready to do it though!!!
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Old 09-26-2017, 08:10 AM
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I leave the plugs out but take a Q tip with some grease and lightly coat the threads. No rusting. I keep all the plugs in a Ziplock bag with any clamps and put them on the helm.
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Old 09-26-2017, 08:18 AM
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For those that drain: Do you remove any hoses or blow air through any hose or passage? My boat is will be on a lift this winter, but I would like to use it as late in the season as possible, and as early in Spring as possible. So for me draining seems better, but obviously want to remove all the water.


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Old 09-26-2017, 09:03 AM
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AF is cheap compared to new long block. The question isn't why, but why not?
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:11 AM
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Antifreeze in mine, parked in Marblehead, cold garage.....I can sleep at nights, no worries
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:20 AM
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I was in the fill it AF camp - but now warm up engine drain flush with AF drain - one good reason to fill with AF is to keep the oxygen out of the system.. no air no rust.... plus you if you look in your tstat housing you will notice a dark/blk rust - indicative of rust in a low oxygen environment.
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Old 09-26-2017, 02:31 PM
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I was in the fill it AF camp - but now warm up engine drain flush with AF drain - one good reason to fill with AF is to keep the oxygen out of the system.. no air no rust.... plus you if you look in your tstat housing you will notice a dark/blk rust - indicative of rust in a low oxygen environment.
That is very true ... might rethink now
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