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    1996-1995 Wave venture winterizing steps....wanna make sure I do it right

    OK, I have 3- 700's wave ventures that I am putting away for the winter...They are outside, covered and under a tarp. I filled the fuel tanks, put in stabil, ethanol stuff and startron.

    I ran the engine to get warm, have RV antifreeze winterizing kit that my friend uses to do his boat. Ran the RV antifreeze will it came out pink from drive. Fogged the carbs still it stalled and removed plugs and sprayed fogger in there too.

    Coated entire engine in WD-40 and removed battery from each. Any thing else that I should do? Can seats stay on or remove and put inside?


    Should I drain carbs??? if so, best way without removing the whole double carb set up


    thanks for your help in advance

    Don


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    Did any antifreeze come out the exhaust?

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    Nobody I personally know in the 25 years of waverunner riding has used RV antifreeze to winterize their ski in Indiana, where it goes below 0 F often in the winter. These boats are self draining if you run them a half minute out of the water, blipping the throttle a couple of times. They are like an outboard boat engine, self draining; not like an inboard or I/O boat engine.
    As far as your details, sounds like you have it covered.

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    Agreed. I think you're good to go. I "drain" my carbs by running the engine out of gas, (ie turn the fuel selector off), but I think your ok with the stabilzed gas in there.

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    Yes, anti-freeze out exhaust....it can get REALLY cold here in NJ and on average...in February its 15* or less at night. sometimes just bitter cold. Did this last year and all seemed well.....just wanted to do it right this time.

    Thanks for the replies!!!

    Don

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    +1 I always us RV antifreeze, why take the chance?

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    On my GP1200, I don't use RV antifreeze because I know the water drains out. The only place its trapped in in the waterbox and I feel like I get enough of it out by tipping the nose of the trailer up as high as I can and running the engine/blipping the throttle several times in an hour.
    On a Seadoo 951 I winterized, I did use RV antifreeze because it does trap water in the engine. I pulled the hose off the top of the cylinder head and I water ran out. I blew out the water and then ran antifreeze through it. I poured some in the water box too just for good measure.

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