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    9 hours on '12 GTR.....do I need to winterize? (WI)

    Because of a busy schedule and kids stuff, my seadooing may be coming to an end now.

    I have 9 hours on my new 2012 GTR.....do I need to winterize?

    Thanks in advance,


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    Yes.

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    Like, to the dealer? Or simple to do and handle myself?

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    Either way. Depends on how mechanically inclined you are.

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    Please tell me you're not winterizing yet!

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    The water is still very warm here, you will get a few more hours in but YES you need to change the oil and winterize the ski when you're done.
    The used oil has moisture in it and need to come out. You will need to get RV anti freeze in the water box for the long and cold winter.
    There are many postings and a sticky on how to do this yourself, do some reading and save yourself some money. Don't let your investment go down the drain.

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    The ski will be kept/stored in my heated basement.......does this change anything?

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    Still change the oil. Blow out the water box as well as you can. Fog the cylinders and remove the seats so it can dry out.

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    i wouldnt change the oil IMHO..

    nothing can happen if it wont freeze...(above freezing temperature).
    yet if you are unsure if its going to be heated all the time, then change the oil.

    i personally change the oil after 1 ride in the spring.

    fogging, and blowing out the exhaust/rv antifreeze i would do.

    i do all this by myself, no dealer needed.

    Also, might want to buy some sta-bil for the gas, or try to get as much out as you can (or ride it out)

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    Always change the oil in a motor (pwc, car, plane, etc) before long term storage.
    You want to remove the old oil which has moisture in it and not let it sit in the crankcase.

    There always will be stories from folks who don't and say everything is fine on their pwc/car/plane but thatmis not the way to do it.

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