Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Quick winterizing question...

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Bullish
    replied
    Capt. Tom,

    Thanks for offering to take a pic for me in the Spring. That will be very helpful! The tee certainly sounds like a worthy enhancement.

    Jason

    Leave a comment:


  • PurpleCedarPlug
    replied
    When I winterize the boat I use the following:

    Engines: (Ethylene Glycol) which is the 50/50 antifreeze

    All Water Systems: ie live well, washdown, sinks, fish boxes: (Propylene Glycol) The Pink Stuff.

    Leave a comment:


  • capttom1
    replied
    flush tee

    HI Bullish,
    Yea I almost always flush down the system after each trip. It’s easy and cheap ($25) to install the flush tee. I’ll send you a picture once I take the plastic off the boat. I have a fresh water system but it still helps with the ells. I’ve only replaced the ells one time in the ten years but did have to do a top end job two years ago when I had two frozen valves.
    Tom T

    Leave a comment:


  • Bullish
    replied
    I like the idea of flushing the system of salt everytime you use the boat...or at least every once in a while during the season. Is your boat freshwater cooled and have you avoided problems with your cooling system as a result of your preventative maintanence? Still using the original heat exchangers, etc?

    I'm sure your boat is wrapped up for winter but would love to see a pic sometime of the valve you put in.

    Leave a comment:


  • capttom1
    replied
    winterization

    Hi billh,
    I have a 1996 25CC (purchased new) and the first year I cut in a brass tee into the raw water pick-up with a valved outlet off the (bull) center of the tee. On this valved outlet I have a quick disconnect fitting. Ever time I come in from fishing off Manasquan NJ I flush out the engine and I also use this connection to winterize the engine. I purchased one of the winterizing kits from West Marine and mix up a 50/50 solution. It only takes me about 5 minutes to perform the whole procedure. I watch the liquid level in the tank and as it gets near the bottom I shoot the carb with some oil and I’m finished.
    Tom T (capttom1)

    Leave a comment:


  • billh1963
    replied
    As much as I dislike Walmart that's where I'll probably go!

    Leave a comment:


  • Bullish
    replied
    or go to any walmart.

    Leave a comment:


  • billh1963
    replied
    Thanks, guys!

    Leave a comment:


  • Stuart Wade
    replied
    Bill:

    Go to an RV store or West marine or someplace & get fresh water tank antifreeze (the pink stuff). That's non toxic & harmless to the environment.

    Stu

    Leave a comment:


  • billh1963
    replied
    What pink stuff?....After coming from the land of outboards and large inboard closed system diesels (using keel coolers) I'm clueless!

    What is the name brand and where can I find it?

    Thanks!

    Leave a comment:


  • Split Decision
    replied
    Originally posted by billh1963 View Post

    Next question is should I use regular anti-freeze or is there an environmentally friendly type out there?

    Thanks!
    Use the pink stuff

    Leave a comment:


  • Split Decision
    replied
    I just pull the hose off the through hull and stick it in a bucket. Works like a charm.

    Leave a comment:


  • billh1963
    replied
    Thanks, LRC. It sounds like the impeller will probably be strong enough to pull the water from a bucket. That will make life easier!

    Next question is should I use regular anti-freeze or is there an environmentally friendly type out there?

    Thanks!

    Leave a comment:


  • lrc
    replied
    flushing

    billh1963,

    I flush mine on my boat lift out of the water. I have the Groco fitting but I don't use water pressure to flush. I feared overpowering the impeller. I use a hose off the Groco and let it pull the water from a 5 gallon resevoir. It has worked like a champ for 2 seasons.

    I believe it will work just fine for you.

    LRC

    Leave a comment:


  • billh1963
    started a topic Quick winterizing question...

    Quick winterizing question...

    I'll be getting my "new to me" CC25 delivered this weekend. The engine is raw water cooled and I will not have a chance to install a Groco washdown fitting on the raw water seacock for a few weeks.

    I would like to run some antifreeze through it and was wondering if I use a "fake-a-lake" to supply water will the engines impeller be strong enough to pull water/antifreeze mix from a 5-gallon bucket?

    I was thinking of cutting off an old hose to attach to the "fake-a-lake" and I was hoping the engine could pull the mixture from the bucket through the hose.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
Working...
X