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Discussion in 'Southwest U.S.' started by kanda4, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. kanda4

    kanda4 Member

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    So this is my first boat and I am already thinking about what happens to my boat when the weather starts to turn. I have it in a covered slip on Lake Lewisville and it will be on a lift. Any advise on any additional winterization necessary? I don't have a trailer or anywhere else to store the boat. Plus, I would like to be able to take it out a few times over the winter to go fishing.
     
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  2. cwag911

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    Keep Stabil in the fuel and a Battery Tender on the battery. That's what I do just in case we get a nice day in winter. We've been out on Christmas and New Years.

    Oh yeah, change the oil and filter and the lower unit gear lube. A coat of wax wouldn't hurt either. :D
     
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  3. BigKahuna

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    What Carl said but..............what kind of motor do you have? Outboard or I/O?????? You must have an outboard if you're talking about fishing over the winter.........
     
  4. kanda4

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    Yes, Yamaha F150 outboard. Thanks for the tips!
     
  5. Royo

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    I've heard you should fill the fuel tank before you winterize, is that true?

    Roy
     
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    I keep ours full and stabilized in winter.
     
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    Thanks Carl, I have always filled mine up and assumed the marina put the stabilizer in. I will make it a point to ask from now on.

    Roy
     

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