Winterize boat motor ? Need help!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lbento04, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. lbento04

    lbento04 Member

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    What do you Guys do during winter to keep your motor safe from block cracking or anything else , if you don't have a place to keep it heated ? I will be using it from dec to feb and after that I can winterize it but what do you do during season to keep it safe?
    Thanks Jared
     
  2. CaptMark

    CaptMark Retired Ohio Waterfowler Staff Member Moderator

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    Outboard or I/O ?
     

  3. lbento04

    lbento04 Member

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    Outboard Mercury 60/45 jet
     
  4. DMan

    DMan Active Member

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    Be sure you get all the water out after you pull ur rig out of the ramp
     
  5. CaptMark

    CaptMark Retired Ohio Waterfowler Staff Member Moderator

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    trim engine all the way down and make sure all water out per DMAN's suggestion

    that's all I ever did

    make sure you have fresh gas on last run
     
  6. LoweRider

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    +10 on what's been said already. I always trimmed down after putting on trailer and even cranked the motor for a few seconds to force the water out. Also never hurts to trickle charge your battery the night before so it's strong for those cold mornings and a tight, frozen motor.
     
  7. Bridgeman

    Bridgeman New Member

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    Check lower unit for water. If there drain and refill
     
  8. Mariner220V

    Mariner220V Active Member

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    1. remove lower unit, replace water pump
    2. drain lower unit oil and replace the vent and drain seals. torque to set them
    3. pull plugs shoot fogging oil and hand turn flywheel to coat
    4. drain fuel from carbs and remove the bowl drain to get any water out.
    5. replace fuel filter
    6. get rid of your gas in your tanks and put in your car.


    in the spring add fresh gas and your golden.