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Old 01-16-2004, 01:02 PM
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I don't believe my boat has been winterized (other than the motor being drained of water).
Since this boat went up to CT from FL in april, it's just been sitting there. That's why I am a little concerned about the drive and steering.
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Old 01-16-2004, 01:17 PM
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Don't touch it till it's warmed up! If something was going to happen, it already did. When you bring it south and start to open it up, look closely. Run it on a hose and then at a dock checking for any leaks. Then after a high speed run check it again. If all is well, enjoy.

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Old 01-16-2004, 01:46 PM
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It could be because its on a trailer or blocks that the water ran to the front of the boat because it is sitting at a level angle, I've had that happen to me. I wondered where the water went, but when I put it in the water it showed back up in the bilge.
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Old 01-16-2004, 01:50 PM
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George, I could have had that thing down here by now and you wouldnt be worrying or asking questions !!!

You shouldnt have any problems with the boat. Hope you get it down there soon so you can enjoy it

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Old 01-16-2004, 02:13 PM
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Bob,

I thought they were going to do it sooner.
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Draining the blocks is not enough, have them take out the T Stat and fill it with pink stuff, pull a hose off the riser and fill them also. The drives are self draining as long as they are down. You need to watch for water in the drive oil as it will freeze, expand, and crack. I would ask for a warrenty for any winter damage and get it now, in writing, and notorized. This will wake them up to check things out. The power of expanding frozen water is 1000s of PSI. It will crack or stress steel like plastic.
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