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Cold weather boat prep #13884395 02/12/21 03:21 PM
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With the low temps coming to East Texas, are there any extra precautions taken to protect a boat sitting outside? Water is drained from the motor, boat and coiling covered.
Any tips appreciated.

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Re: Cold weather boat prep [Re: bgmg17] #13884480 02/12/21 04:16 PM
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Outboard? Lower the motor(to drain water), raise front of boat higher than back and remove drain plug, drain livewells and keep batteries charged. Basically what you(I) do every time I come off the lake. Unless you are actually putting the boat up for the entire season there is not “winterizing” for an outboard. I use my boat in the winter......just not this weekend! 🤔😳🤪

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Re: Cold weather boat prep [Re: bgmg17] #13884912 02/12/21 08:45 PM
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If you got a water press gauge.
Disconnect fitting-tubing at gauge and leave disconnected. Or blow compressed air back through tubing towards motor.
Water will eventually work its way up inside the gauge sometimes and freeze and destroy the gauge.
You can get a surprise when it thaws out. Those gauges aint cheap.
Dont forget to hook it back up before you go fishing. Lol

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