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Why Winterize??? #13383620 12/26/19 11:00 PM
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I know the obvious reason to winterize a boat, but this winter appears to be extremely mild and the extended forecasts show to be consistent with milder weather. I am in North Texas and am a new center console boat owner with an outboard yamaha. Who all has not/will not winterize this winter in N. Texas? What will you do to your boat when the temps go below freezing? I have put RV/Boat anti freeze in the drain lines and bilge and move the motor all the way down. I have a boat and motor cover but the boat stays outside. I run the motor maybe 2-3 times a month during this time of year.

Any input is well appreciated!!

Tight lines!

Re: Why Winterize??? [Re: dallas99] #13384097 12/27/19 02:10 PM
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Thats all you need to do is let motor all the way down also put you some sta bill in gas. If have any question about your Yamaha give me a shout.


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Re: Why Winterize??? [Re: dallas99] #13384270 12/27/19 05:03 PM
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You're good.

Re: Why Winterize??? [Re: dallas99] #13390713 01/02/20 07:00 PM
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I have lived and owned outboards of different makes and power for 35 years and all I have ever done is drain the water in the lower unit after running the boat in the winter. Once I drain at the ramp I install the transom saver and store it that way. I use mine a fair amount in winter months. Never had a problem. for 30 of those years I have owned Mercs. No need to put antifreeze in the bilge if you pull the plug.


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