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Old 01-28-2004, 06:05 PM
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I've never winterized, but this boat I just got had been winterized because there was pink coming out. How many times to you need to fill and empty the fresh water tank? Someone told me to put a bottle of alchohol in the tank instead of bleach or something......so far, I've only filled it 1 time and just haven't used it but to wash my hands.

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I flush mine out once then fill it half way and ad a gal. bleach, drive it some flush that out then fill it and use it. But I never drink it.
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Rinse it out with bleach and water solution, (or use sodium hypochlorite, same as liquid pool chlorine)
Then fill it with Cuervo.......
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It is non toxic but tastes like crap. The bleach will help but it is hard to get rid of all the taste. if it will never be winterized again I would replace it. Lets see pics of this boat I keep hearing about.
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My suggestion is for you to spray it all over your lawn. It really makes it grow!
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Wow Nort, I just saw the pictures. It would be hard and expensive to replace that tank. It will come clean some how.
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My friend's suggestion of adding alcohol to it is that it would sanitize the system, but would evaporate fairly quickly afterwards......

Mitch...thanks! Yeah, replacing that tank is not an option.
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1- Fill the take with water
2- Run the water out until no more pink is coming out
3- Put bleach and lime juice together and fill tank with water
4- Turn faucet on and keep filling water tank
5- Do this until you don't smell bleach and lime juice
6- Let the tank run dry and fill it up with fresh water
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buca knows best!!!
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and i thought lucy would say... take your boat to florida and avoid the whole practise.

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