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    I have a 1976 Bayon with a 460 and a Berkerly Jet drive. It is my first jet boat, I need some help on winterizing it! I picked up some Antifreeze and fuel stabiliser. Now I need to know how to get the water out of the block and but in the antifreeze. Thanks

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    I have a 1976 Bayon with a 460 and a Berkerly Jet drive. It is my first jet boat, I need some help on winterizing it! I picked up some Antifreeze and fuel stabiliser. Now I need to know how to get the water out of the block and but in the antifreeze. Thanks
    There are drain cocks or drainplugs in the skirt area at the base of your engine block sides to drain the water from (use a coffee can to avoid the mess in the bilge , the may however be plugged with sand or sediment and need to be "relieved" with a pick or ? , if really bad there may be other steps neccesary to clean , wet sandy sediment is as prone to freezing as water , refilling with anti freeze from the top can be done at the water devider or any other manifold line fitting , Check the oil in the reservior on the jet bowl if clear (not milky) it should be fine , Fog the engine thru open throttle blades while cranking it with WD40 or Seafoam spray or ?? (spk plugs out and ignition dissabled) reinstall the plugs for next season. Drain your Carb float bowls (optional) as any moisture in the remaiing fuel can corroded the insides . Dessicant bags can be made from old socks and dessican crystals can be purchased at the supermarket to help absorb miosture that will occur under the covers. There a likley more ideas here but this should get you started Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by 76bayon View Post
    I have a 1976 Bayon with a 460 and a Berkerly Jet drive. It is my first jet boat, I need some help on winterizing it! I picked up some Antifreeze and fuel stabiliser. Now I need to know how to get the water out of the block and but in the antifreeze. Thanks
    Do you have headers with water lines or exhaust logs? If you have water injected headers be sure to shut the valve that feeds water to the headers. Disconnect one of the water inlet lines at the front of the block and plug the line shut ( this keeps antifreeze from running out there instead of cycling through the block) I get a 5 gal. Bucket and a bilge pump. It should take less than three gallons of antifreeze. Maybe more if you have logs. Attach a hose from the bilge pump to the water inlet and run the antifreeze through until it comes out the back. Use a bucket to catch it coming out the dump line or log exhaust. As far as the gas, I ran my last weekend at the lake with Stabil in it. But I try to leave as little as fuel as possible in the tanks. I also shut off the fuel and run the boat on a water hose until it runs out and dies. I then drain the remaining fuel from the bowls on the carburator. Others here will probably have a better way of doing this but it's just what I do. Good luck.

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    I boat all year long, but I drain my carb after every trip along with the headers and block. I installed ball valves on the block to drain it, and normally have to run a wire thru the ball valve to break the sand loose.

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    My boat has a water hose hook up for starting it out of water. I got a 5 gal bucket, some antifreeze and a 70$ pump that has water hose adapter. Fill the bucket with your anti freeze put the pump in and hook the water hose up.. Keep pumping till it comes out at the back of the boat. Prob ez'er way but it gets the job done.

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    I prefer to use some RV red stuff in a 5 gallon bucket run the motor till it starts to come out. Next season just launch and it will clean itself out
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