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Old 10-12-2006, 01:45 PM
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Winterize if you store it in a Garage?


I know I have seen many questions on here about winterizing your boat. I donít recall seeing any on if your boat is garage kept do you need completely winterize it? I have heard and read many things. I am new to this so bare with me. It will cost me $170 to have it winterized at my local dealer plus $80. for the oil change. Any suggestions on what you think I should do would be a great help. I donít mind paying to have it winterized just not sure if a full blown one is needed.

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Old 10-12-2006, 01:48 PM
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Yes, fully winterize the boat. Those prices are not bad at all
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Old 10-12-2006, 01:53 PM
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I know I have seen many questions on here about winterizing your boat. I donít recall seeing any on if your boat is garage kept do you need completely winterize it? I have heard and read many things. I am new to this so bare with me. It will cost me $170 to have it winterized at my local dealer plus $80. for the oil change. Any suggestions on what you think I should do would be a great help. I donít mind paying to have it winterized just not sure if a full blown one is needed.

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If you ever get below freezing there, you don't want to bet your engine block on the reliability of your power company.
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Old 10-12-2006, 02:36 PM
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Excellent point! It is not always up to us, is it?
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Old 10-12-2006, 02:41 PM
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Yes, definetly winterize....otherwise when this happens you'll be worried!
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Snow In My Garage!!!
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Old 10-12-2006, 02:58 PM
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I know I have seen many questions on here about winterizing your boat. I donít recall seeing any on if your boat is garage kept do you need completely winterize it? I have heard and read many things. I am new to this so bare with me. It will cost me $170 to have it winterized at my local dealer plus $80. for the oil change. Any suggestions on what you think I should do would be a great help. I donít mind paying to have it winterized just not sure if a full blown one is needed.

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definetely do it. At your location it will get cold enough to cause issue. As said above, you don't want to end up relying on mister electric company.
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Old 10-12-2006, 04:24 PM
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winterizing is a pretty cheap form of insurance. If you winterize yourself it is much cheaper yet. anti-freeze, fogging oil and motor oil are not real expensive if you decide to do this yourself. There are many good articles on this forum on dyi winterizing.
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definetely do it. At your location it will get cold enough to cause issue. As said above, you don't want to end up relying on mister electric company.
At our house, Mister Electric Co. is backed up by Mrs. Fireplace, Siblings Kerosun1 and 2, Uncle Generator and a bunch of Firewood Cousins!
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Old 10-12-2006, 04:59 PM
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Do the full deal. I'm further south than you are and store in an attached garage as well.
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