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Old 01-02-2014, 08:43 AM
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Quick winterization question

I live in Florida so most people around me don't winterize but I had some free time so I decided to drain the water. I removed the knock sensor from the port side of the engine and let it completely drain. I removed a hose from the front of each manifold riser (nothing came out of one of them and only a little water came out of the other one). Is there any other locations that hold water that I need to drain? This is my first boat and my first winter with it. I have done some searching on here but couldn't find specifics on this topic. It doesn't really get cold enough for a full winterization but this weekend it will get down to 30 degrees at night then back up to 50 degrees in the daytime.

I have a 2003 X-10 with the Predator Indmar engine. Pictures of things for me to disconnect and drain water would greatly be appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:06 AM
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IF you want to drain all the water - pop the impeller out... then remove the safety lanyard and pop turn the engine a few times to get out of the the circulation pump.

30 degrees would take many many hours to freeze in the block. The residual heat from the engine from the day will keep you safe.

If you want to cover all you bases - stick a light under the engine cover for the evening. Plugged in of course
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:06 AM
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Try this link.

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Old 01-02-2014, 10:42 AM
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Thanks guys. I looked through several threads but I just had a feeling that the risers would hold more water than what came out of them. Only about a cups worth of water came out of one side and nothing came out the other. Is that normal? Also, is there a knock sensor on both sides of the block, or just 1 on the port side?
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:53 AM
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pull the knock sensor as well. manifold, risers and block hold about 3 gallons... not sure why only a little bit came out.. I see the drain kit hoses on your risers... do they drip at all - good have slowly drained at union?
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:57 AM
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I pulled the knock sensor out first and a lot of water came out of it. Could the manifold and risers have been emptied since i pulled the knock sensor first? When it was empty i put the knock sensor back in and the removed the hoses on the front of the risers. But barely anything came out of those hoses.
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:18 AM
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no - risers fill by circulation pump...
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:37 AM
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In the spring when i take the boat back out since all i did was drain the water i don't have to do anything right? Just put it in the water and it will suck up new water.
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In the spring when i take the boat back out since all i did was drain the water i don't have to do anything right? Just put it in the water and it will suck up new water.
put some anti seize on the plugs you removed - it will keep them from rusting... making for a easier installation.

make sure all connections are snug - don't over tighten the drain and knock sensor..

I always toss in a bottle or 2 of HEET - to get rid of any water that got in tank from condensation

yup - drop in water and go skiing.
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Awesome, thanks for the help man.
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