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toughguy

Winterizing boat

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I've still got a good 7 weeks or so before I put her away but I have a few questions. I have a 17 foot Lund with a 2001 90 hp merc. In the past I had free heated storage so I never really worried about freezing water. Well my uncle decided he would put his 67 firebird in my Grandma's heated garage last week so that option is gone this year. I have always fogged it, put in stabil, changed the lower unit lube, and removed the battery so I'm up on those procedures.

Do I need to worry about water in the motor (2 stroke), livewell pumps or bilge or do they drain themselves? Is there anything else that I am missing?

Thanks for any help.

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Lower your motor all the way and the water will drain from the pump. Place a bucket under the aerator pump intake and dump a little RV aniti-freeze in the live well/ baitwell drains and put a little in the out-put nozzels as well. Mine feed from the bottom, so I can pull out the pipes. A funnel and hose will work for the top feeders.

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