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    just wondering on how i winterize the jet boat?

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    Here's how I did it, added some fuel stabilizer, then I changed the oil and filter, ran the boat and fogged the engine, then I drained the block, sprayed my electrical/carb/hoses & fittings with silicone spray. Then I disconnected the battery.

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    I leave some vinegar/water in the block and exhaust. I run mystery oil/ trans fluid in my gas every fill. I still drain the gas and spray wd through the carb.
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    Fill the water inlet hose with anti freez,start motor for 3/4 seconds,fill more antifreez,start again,untill pink antifreez comes out my water outlet.Fog the inside of the carb,staybel in the gas,and have always covered the motor with moving pads,close the garage at the lake,and only open the doors to get the fishing stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboat View Post
    Fill the water inlet hose with anti freez,start motor for 3/4 seconds,fill more antifreez,start again,untill pink antifreez comes out my water outlet.Fog the inside of the carb,staybel in the gas,and have always covered the motor with moving pads,close the garage at the lake,and only open the doors to get the fishing stuff.
    Jetboat, Great plan. I keep my Jet boat in a closed storage place over near Lavon and will be winterizing after next week.

    We are having a NTJBC (North Texas Jet Boat Club) BBQ / get together at Collin Park beach next Sunday 11/14 starting about noon. You ought to tow your sled there for us to gawk over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboat View Post
    Fill the water inlet hose with anti freez,start motor for 3/4 seconds,fill more antifreez,start again,untill pink antifreez comes out my water outlet.Fog the inside of the carb,staybel in the gas,and have always covered the motor with moving pads,close the garage at the lake,and only open the doors to get the fishing stuff.
    What does starting the engine do for you when adding antifreeze? I just close my valve and keep adding it until the block is full. Be sure to get some in the header T valve, if so equipped also...

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    I also drain the oil in the bowl just in case there's some water in it. Don't know if it needs to be done but when it hits 9* for a few days in a row, it makes me nervous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CK7684 View Post
    What does starting the engine do for you when adding antifreeze? I just close my valve and keep adding it until the block is full. Be sure to get some in the header T valve, if so equipped also...


    I unhook the hose from the pump to the motor stick a bildge pump on the end of the hose drop it in a 5 gal bucket of antifreeze and run it till the antifreeze is coming out the exhaust
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    Here in Havasu we just through a cover over the boat, wait a month and a half and hit the lake again.

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    Thanks chevy lol, here in michigan it was snowing today....

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    I know this is a dumb question, but where do you guys hook the hose up to?

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    Backing off the open valve springs on a ford is easy and they will thank you.

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    I always have a full gas tank with staybil in it. No water condinsation in tank that way. Alum will oxidize and make it a mess years down the road. I also take off the water neck and fill motor up with anti freeze. When it starts to run out the pump, I shut off the valve between the pump and motor. Always change jet oil in your Berk pump!! You don't want any water in there! Good idea to change motor oil too. I use an indoor/outdoor motorhome warmer dehumidifier. You can get them from a good outdoor store. They help keep moisture out, and a little heat in.
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    I just take the motor out, rip it apart, change what's broke, and wait for Spring.
    100 years from now, none of this will matter.

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