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Old 03-27-2010, 09:26 AM
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What time of the year do you de-winterize?

I was going to do mine this weekend, but think I'll hold off until next weekend. The beginning of April seems like a good time to do it, as the lows at night don't seem to be getting below freezing, yet the highs during the day can climb to nearly 80 (with low humidity). Seems to me like it's good enough to drain the anti-freeze and button everything back up and take it out. Will just have to drain the water out at night and un-button all the hoses until early May. I'm in Northern VA (Spotsylvania, VA - Lake Anna).

What time of the year do you guys de-winterize, where do you live/boat at, and what's your preferred plan of action to take? Try to do it ASAP so you can ski/foot, and just drain the water after every use until the temps start to get better? Or do you just wait until the lows at night don't go below 45 or 50? Just curious...
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:36 AM
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What time of the year do you guys de-winterize, where do you live/boat at, and what's your preferred plan of action to take?
Never have to......live in the southwest.....the plan is to get to the lake before everyone else.
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Old 03-27-2010, 02:13 PM
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i am going out tomorrow for first time this year. Hope the nighttime temps hold out, Just me, but i don't worry until its like 29 at night. plus i store under a roof which helps.
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:25 PM
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I summerize as soon as I'm sure the temps won't go below 32.
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Old 03-27-2010, 05:09 PM
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Been starting the boat Mid-march.
Letting it run on the garden hose making sure the temp comes up and no leaks.Fired right up this year no problems
Wanted to take it out today for a water test ,but the weather is to crappy.
I can put her back in garage so don't have to worry about freezeing.The garage gets down to about 45-50
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:39 PM
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I summerize as soon as I'm sure the temps won't go below 32.
Same here, usually around april 10th or so. We got 6" of snow around april 6th 2003 but the temps hovered around 32 that day. I'm shooting for april 11th to splash the boat this year.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:14 AM
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Usually wait until May. Weather is too unpredictable before then.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:31 AM
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I usually wait till the end of April, first of May. The weather out here can be wacky till then! Besides, no one but me will get into the water till mid May.
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:01 PM
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I usually de-winterize all year long
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:32 PM
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