10-21-2006, 03:33 AM #1
My first winterization, need assistance....
Ok, from what I read there is help in this section but I cannot find the help, just others asking for it... so here is what I need to know:
Stabil... put it in the tank, and then run it in the water...? cuz the last time I know I'll be at the lake this season.. I can do that... I know that it has to get in the fuel lines good and well. already got a bottle...
Fogging oil.. what is this, and how do you do it.
Antifreeze, is it necessary, or can you just blow out the ski reel good when you take it out of the water the last time? And if so, how so to make sure it's done properly.
Battery, disconnect or not? and should I store it in the garage by itself?
Anything else that needs to be done?
I just want to make sure I get everything done right... temps here are good, it was 82 wednesday so I'm not anticipating it too soon yet, but when the time comes I would love to know how to do it properly...
10-21-2006, 11:05 AM #2
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You didn't say what machine you have. The Owners Manual is key to what to accomplish.
Check this site. SBT has a wealth of info.
10-21-2006, 11:17 AM #3
I have a 96 sl780 and I do not have a manual... (I do not have a fogging kit on my ski as I have heard some models may come with it, mine did not...)
10-21-2006, 11:27 AM #4
10-21-2006, 02:49 PM #5
Everything said so far is perfect.
If you are going out to ride one more time, then I would just add the stabil about ten minutes before you are done. My understanding has always been you want the tank as full as possible when you store, that way there is that much less room for moisture.
The idea is to get it circulated through the whole system, which takes five to ten minutes.
As for fogging, what Crazy said is best.
With your boat you are going to have to take off the air box, you need to be able to shoot the fogging oil right down each carb.
I was going to take some pictures of me fogging my skis yesterday but I didn't for some reason...darn
10-21-2006, 05:55 PM #6
Great! it does get below freezing here in NC, and the ski will be stored outdoors (covered shed)... so how to do get antifreeze in the cooling system?
10-21-2006, 06:07 PM #7
It was my understanding that the cooling systems were completely self draining so anti freeze wouldn't be required.
I have never put anti freeze in mine and I am in Wisconsin, which I assume gets a helluva lot colder than NC.
Crazy, your thougts on that one?
10-21-2006, 07:24 PM #8
10-21-2006, 07:41 PM #9
And I do the same thing with the Polaris' with this...
I pull the 3/4" line from the pump and hook her up!!! Another good idea is a bilge pump in a bucket of anti-freeze, or one of those little pumps for a drill as the others mentioned.
If all else fails, pull your pump feed line and hold it way up high with a funnel shoved in the end and let gravity do it's thing.
Always make sure you're running the engine though if you're pumping anything in.
10-22-2006, 03:30 AM #10
So, can you give us a quick run through on a simple anti freeze treatment to the cooling system?
If you do, I will let you in on some super cool custom stuf my pops an I are doing on the 785 boat!!
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