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Old 11-11-2017, 12:58 AM
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winterizing question for people with heated garages

What does everybody recommend if your boat stays heated year round? I had a guy tell me he has had his boat for 8 years and does nothing to it other than battery tenders till the new season starts and just changes his oil and impeller and heads to the water. Sounds to easy but my shop stays 60 degrees so just wondering what others do.
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Old 11-11-2017, 01:47 AM
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If it’s where you live no problem. I’ve done the same keeping mine at my works shop. I’d never do it leaving it at the lake in case power goes out.
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Old 11-11-2017, 03:08 AM
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If you drop below freezing for an extended period of time, then consider heat going out if there is a power outage. My MC sits at 70F all winter long unless power is lost. This is why I winterize. My buddy with twin big blocks wasted 10 grand taking a gamble not winterizing. Heater exhaust iced up one winter shutting down his furnace. He is my motivation for winterizing. Hope this helps.


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Old 11-11-2017, 09:43 AM
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Like others have said, it's only an issue if the power goes out for multiple days. If you a prepared to winterize in the slight chance that happens, then just leave it. The alternative is to at least drain the block, manifold, and heater. And possibly fill with AF.
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Old 11-11-2017, 10:16 AM
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Mines in a heated pole barn at a friend's house. I fill with AF every year. Too much money at risk versus spending $30 for AF and an hour of time to fill the system. But to each his own.....
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Old 11-11-2017, 10:25 AM
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I don't winterize my x star. No reason to. If my shop gets cold enough to freeze my block on my boat I have bigger problems. Not to mention I would have had time to drain it.
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Old 11-11-2017, 11:31 AM
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I have mine in a heated garage at the lake and have a back up generator if the power goes out......however, i still winterize considering it doesnt take long and its piece of mind.
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Old 11-11-2017, 12:23 PM
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In theory, there is plenty of time to winterize if there is an extended power outage. But I'd ask myself how bad an event made for an extended outage, and would I be free to get over and winterized it. As others have said, a few minutes and a few $ in antifreeze and you don't have to worry.
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Old 11-11-2017, 01:00 PM
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In theory, there is plenty of time to winterize if there is an extended power outage. But I'd ask myself how bad an event made for an extended outage, and would I be free to get over and winterized it. As others have said, a few minutes and a few $ in antifreeze and you don't have to worry.
Yep i have entertained a block heater with my covered storage because it has power. In the end i decided decided if there is enough ice to cut power its probably enough to Jack up the roads to get down there.

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Old 11-11-2017, 01:43 PM
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winterizing question for people with heated garages

Captain Obvious is only gonna say this one last time and will forever on not speak about it further on these boards.

Anyone too lazy to take 10 min to drain their block and manifolds is seriously lacking the minimum required MCOCD. It is cheap, easy, and provides for late season water time and great sleep. The opposite is also true and is akin to the russian roulette scenes in Deer Hunter.

Carry on weak sisters. You r welcome.

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