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Old 08-27-2013, 12:27 PM
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Norcal Winterization Learning Labs

As Fall closes in and thoughts of winterizing boats creeps in was thinking about any potential interest in teaming up with experienced drivers to learn the basics of prepping for winter. I don't consider myself a mechanic by any stretch, but I am willing to learn. I pick up things quickly, but due to the general lack of detailed Indmar shop manuals, am reluctant to jump into motor and start pulling hoses.

So, was thinking it would be awesome to meet up with an experienced driver to observe first hand how to get the job done to increase assurances of a great outcome.

If anyone in the Northern California area, preferably the Bay Area, is interested in having myself (or a couple others) on hand for a teaching/learning experience, please let me know. I drive a 2002 X30 with std 5.7L 330hp LTR. I'll bring the brew!
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:50 PM
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I know people are going to get angry at this post but it is not terribly necessary to fully winterize if you live in the Bay Area. It does not get cold enough for a long enough to do any damage.
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:31 PM
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:14 PM
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I live in Martinez and would be glad to have you come over and watch. As others have said, some forgo winterizing but my brother experienced a cracked block a number of years ago so not worth the risk. Typically I do a drain and flush using RV antifreeze along with oil change, etc.
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:27 PM
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uh - can we cut the winterization threads please? This is like the 3rd one.. summer just went into it's third month... we got till November to do this.. - Just sayin' - my last ski day as November 10th last year - would have been later - but work intervened ... so cut it out..
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:55 PM
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I'm in the East Bay; the boat is stored at Orwood. I tend to run to the end of November and then I change oil, dry block, and fog (through spark plug holes). None of that is very hard but you are welcome to watch. Then I do the rest of the stuff over time. I de-winterize around mid to end of March.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:02 PM
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I'm in the East Bay; the boat is stored at Orwood. I tend to run to the end of November and then I change oil, dry block, and fog (through spark plug holes). None of that is very hard but you are welcome to watch. Then I do the rest of the stuff over time. I de-winterize around mid to end of March.
Now your talkin..
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:08 PM
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I only quit in November because I can no longer get the kids to go with me any more...
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:58 PM
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I only quit in November because I can no longer get the kids to go with me any more...
It's too bad us hard core skiers are far apart... -
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:38 PM
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I'm in the East Bay; the boat is stored at Orwood. I tend to run to the end of November and then I change oil, dry block, and fog (through spark plug holes). None of that is very hard but you are welcome to watch. Then I do the rest of the stuff over time. I de-winterize around mid to end of March.
In no hurry to winterize as we're on the delta easily through October into November, so late November early December timeframe works fine. Fluids, dry block, and fogging will be good start. We store boat in Livermore and put in at Orwood most often. Really like the upgrades at marina.

Will PM contact info. Thanks
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