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What is minimum winterization?

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I have an opportunity to store my Wakesetter in an insulated, heated aircraft hanger for the winter. It is local so any loss of power scenario is addressed with my portable generator. We live in Tulsa so cold spells are short lived anyway. What items on the winterization list would you include or exclude? I plan on treating the gasoline tank at a minimum.

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Treat gas, change oil, drain water... assuming no maintenance is required(impeller, belts, tranny fluid) ...

:plus1: I would at least drain the block even if it is heated. Think about dumb stuff, like the hangar door blowing off in a big storm when it is 0 out and you are gone for the weekend. All you have to do is find a pic of a cracked block and that will help you decide.

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Treat your gas from now till you store the boat. Then when the time comes, drain the engine, exhaust manifolds, heater & shower.... minimum. Bump start the engine & it'll blow out a bit more.

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I would pull the impeller so it doesn't sit in the rolled over state all winter. Store it where it can be in a free state.

fog the engine thru the spark plug holes.

I guess there is really no such thing as "minimum winterization"

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I plug in the battery tender, put the cover on and STA-BIL the fuel in the winter and call it done,

maybe change the oil if it's got more then a trip or two on it. thats minimum for me.

but I also start it every month for 15 minutes or so if I haven't been on the water.

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Thanks for all the input. Being an engineer, I think I will lean towards the worst case scenario advice. We tend to lead our lives by the concept "Margin of Safety"

I didn’t know engineers could ask about the “minimum” on anything. :whistle:

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