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    Winterizing the Boat

    Hi

    I have an Islander 220. I just recently purchased it, but the person did not provide the manual.

    Can someone please help me out and tell me how to winterize the boat.

    Thanks in advance.


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    Clean meticulously. Change oil & filter. Add fuel stabilizer & top off gas tank. Check trailer tire pressure & grease bearings. Lube boat's mechanical parts, including cables and exposed electrical connections. Flush with antifreeze. Fog engine. Pull battery &/or hook up a battery tender. Make sure all water is out of exhaust coolant lines, bilge, everywhere. Remove seats & leave hatches open to maximize air circulation. Wax hull now cause you're not gonna want to in the spring.

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    Hi All -Glad to be Here!

    Up here in cold Ontario Canada and need to at least start thinking about winterizing before snowboard season is upon us ...

    Some elaboration for this noob would be greatly appreciated:

    What product is used for lubricating the mechanicals?

    What is meant by "fogging engine" and again, what product should be applied?

    Thanks in advance! Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by cyoungesq View Post
    Clean meticulously. Change oil & filter. Add fuel stabilizer & top off gas tank. Check trailer tire pressure & grease bearings. Lube boat's mechanical parts, including cables and exposed electrical connections. Flush with antifreeze. Fog engine. Pull battery &/or hook up a battery tender. Make sure all water is out of exhaust coolant lines, bilge, everywhere. Remove seats & leave hatches open to maximize air circulation. Wax hull now cause you're not gonna want to in the spring.

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    Thanks for all your help.

    It is greatly appreciatted

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    Skip The Anti-freeze

    I just hook up my air compressor and blow the water out. Much cheaper

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    Smile Skip The Anti-freeze

    I just hook up my air compressor and blow the water out. Much cheaper

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    Is it really a viable option to blow out the loops using air? When I mean is it viable is it effective in removing enough water?

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    while the ski/boat is running i use a bildge pump in a bucket of RV antifreeze hooked to the flush port. takes me about 10min to fully winterize my doo.

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