How do I winterize my big block 460 jet boat ? I'm l):ame
Must be a bummer in AZ in Ca we use'm every weekend handhere is arizona we just take em out at least once a month
Kreg ,Pull your bowl plugs and "dip stick it" if its not milky its fine , if your running grease no worries. drain all the water and call it good , I'm not down with the anti freeze thing personally.What about the jet itself, usually I drain the block then pour rv antifreeze in untill it runs pink out of the pump. Is there enougph water in the jet to worry about?
Good Call! My 460 was so full of sand that I had to put it on the hose and blow the sand out of the drains before I could drain the water. I can't believe how much sand was in there.Kreg ,Pull your bowl plugs and "dip stick it" if its not milky its fine , if your running grease no worries. drain all the water and call it good , I'm not down with the anti freeze thing personally.
RE the wet logs etc , sometimes the plugs are a B*tch ,just pull the lines and neck down you wet dry Vac to evac .
Guys with a lot of sand (potential) ,wet sand will freeze and expand too , every year we get a boat in (usually Fords and Olds) that has freeze plugs laying in the bilge or ... a bilge full of h20 from that first attempt to use the boat if you open your drain petcock and nothin comes out chances are your sand impacted (gotta clean it !)
Kreg I'm guessin that means we (or you) made your bowl "greasable" vs oil filled ? can't recall but if ya got Grease and not oil "not to worry" but always pull the plug before pumping the zirk or risk "jacking out the bowl/shaft seal , re "drain plug" there are none on the Berks,just fill with oil till it come out the other ,in the event it needs to be "drained" we use a suction gun with a probe tip TomCB on a chevy there are drain plugs on each side of the block, I'm not gonna be much help on a ferd. Tom or re "dipstickin it" I have 1 bowl plug that is a grease zerk and one that sq. headed plug. I'm not sure if I'm lubed or greased. If your running lube are you saying just stick something down there and check it that way? Btw if a fella does have oil....where is the drain plug??
You should be boating....Good gear, full face hemet, gortex pants and jacket, ski gloves....Not in Utah. Wacker Hero.grnhand
"park & blab" lmaoYou should be boating....Good gear, full face hemet, gortex pants and jacket, ski gloves....
I am boating when you are snuggling by the fire with a Mocha, sissy..
Oh, I almost forgot...the V-drive/Jet boat "park and Blab" (sandbar) is closed during winter... what would you do out there with a boat designed for a 3 second burst?
Get a whacker...buy some gear....expand your boating footprint.