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Old 10-31-2007, 03:06 PM
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If we plan on running all winter, we shouldn't have to worry about winterizing right??

Just wondering, cause We're running all the way up into December, and then stopping for a couple of weeks, and starting back up in January, and I wasn't sure if we needed to winterize or not!!

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Old 10-31-2007, 03:11 PM
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it depends on where u are. where u keep boat. how cold it gets. not much work to winterize but alot of time and money to fix a craked block!!
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:15 PM
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To the extent that annual maintenance is a part of most people's winterization process, you need to do that. Also, since it freezes in Texas, you need to drain the water out of the engine (and heater/ballast if applicable) and spin your water pump over with the hoses removed at the low ends to makes sure there is nothing in there to freeze. While it might not get cold and stay cold enough to crack the block, I'd rather do it unnecessarily than not do it and wish I had afterwards. Draining takes a few minutes, and the boat can be recommissioned within a few minutes when you're ready to go to the lake.

I store my boat indoors within a few hours of your location and do a full winterization every year.
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Amen east tx skier!!!
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:29 PM
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haha, looks like we'll be winterizing in December then, if anything for maintenance's sake!!

She's not new, so I'd rather keep her up to date on maintenance than let anything slip!!

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Old 10-31-2007, 07:54 PM
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If we plan on running all winter, we shouldn't have to worry about winterizing right??

Just wondering, cause We're running all the way up into December, and then stopping for a couple of weeks, and starting back up in January, and I wasn't sure if we needed to winterize or not!!

Thanks!
No such thing as a stupid question, only a stupid answer!
I've only been thru one winter since I only got the boat in Aug. 2006.It had already had oil change etc. I simply plugged in 100 watt lights with reflectors on each side of the engine and it did fine. It hangs on straps in my boat slip. I've been trying to get maintenance records from MC dealer who is a little over 100 miles away. They promise to send each time but I never get them. I will sometimes this winter change fluids and impeller. Since it was serviced right when I bought it and I have not put 50 hrs on it I should be o.k. If I'm wrong I will no doubt hear about it from someone here!
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Old 10-31-2007, 08:19 PM
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No such thing as a stupid question, only a stupid answer!

Bruce, I made that statement on here once, early in my TT life and lived to regret it. I would put on a helmet if I were you!
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Old 10-31-2007, 08:35 PM
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Bruce, I made that statement on here once, early in my TT life and lived to regret it. I would put on a helmet if I were you!
It is like my old signature: Some people don't know-and know they don't know. That's o.k. they can be taught.
Some people know and know they know. That's o.k. They can teach.

But, Some people don't know and don't know they don't know.(write your own ending)
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It is like my old signature: Some people don't know-and know they don't know. That's o.k. they can be taught.
Some people know and know they know. That's o.k. They can teach.

But, Some people don't know and don't know they don't know.(write your own ending)
Im not worried Harold I know you got my back!
Yea, I know enough to know, that I don't know enough, to know that I don't know, enough to know that I don't know enough, but I'll look out after ya, what ever that means!
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:36 PM
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I'm not sure what all that knowing and not knowing meant, but if you are storing inside and it doesn't get below freezing, you are okay. Just please do all of your required maintenance, which for many only occurs in winter!!
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