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Old 08-22-2005, 05:52 PM
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See anything missing on my checklist?

With all this talk about storing boats, I made a checklist. Some things I will do myself - others I will let my dealer. Some items are to be performed quarterly/annually, but I just lumped them in with end of the season winterization. Have I missed anything or should any steps be switched from end of season to beginning of season?

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Old 08-22-2005, 05:54 PM
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I posted these a while back, but since we lost some pictures, I don't know if it's still up. If I've left anything out, please let me know.
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File Type: zip DEWINTERIZATION CHECKLIST.zip (3.5 KB, 270 views)
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Old 08-22-2005, 05:58 PM
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Doug,

I noticed you mentioned using the pink Antfreeze. If I don't have an engine with Aluminum heads, does it matter what type of antifreeze I use??

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Old 08-22-2005, 07:04 PM
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Why do you change the oil and filter for winterization? Why not wait until spring?
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Old 08-22-2005, 07:13 PM
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Why do you change the oil and filter for winterization? Why not wait until spring?
It gets rid of any worries if there is water in the oil or not. Water=Corrosion or Ice
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Old 08-23-2005, 05:58 AM
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The only thing I do differently is I have a tool list next to each item & a master tool list at the top. That way I'm not taking my entire tool box to the boat to winterize/de-winterize, only the ones I need.
Also - in your winterization process I include:

remove water-pump belt (you're supposed to just relieve the tension, but that's impossible on mine - it's tight at it's loosest position)

Remove battery - place in heated area

Block trailer up so tires don't have weight on them (no flat spots in the spring).
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:30 AM
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Doug,

I noticed you mentioned using the pink Antfreeze. If I don't have an engine with Aluminum heads, does it matter what type of antifreeze I use??

Brandon
I haven't read that checklist in a while. The origin of the pink antifreeze was from a JimN post many moons ago. It was in reference to winterizing an LT1, so you might be right on that one. As for me, I don't bother with antifreeze. Just drain really good and I'm fine. I run it once a month in the winter for the carb, so antifreeze would be a PITA. Plus, it's garaged in Texas so I'm not too worried about the hard freezes.
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:28 AM
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Doug,

I noticed you mentioned using the pink Antfreeze.
If I don't have an engine with Aluminum heads, does it matter what type of antifreeze I use??

Brandon
The anti-freeze they are refering to is pink RV ANTI_FREEZE not pink GM automotive anti freeze!!!!!

Any RV antifreeze will work, so don't even think about using the automotive stuff.

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Old 08-23-2005, 03:09 PM
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One thing I'd change is moving Sta-Bil to the top of the list. You want to have it in the tank and thru the engine while its warming up for the oil changes.
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Old 08-23-2005, 03:13 PM
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On the sta-bil thing, go ahead and top off, too. Don't leave room for condensation.
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