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I live in texas we dont get that many hard freezes and the wife likes going out when its cold any ideas to get around winterizing 3 are 4 time during winter. I'm new to this stuff

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Yep, need to know what boat, motor and if you have a heater and or shower. 
 

If you don’t get hard freezes, no need to add antifreeze. We can help walk you through how to make sure it’s properly drained each time then yours safe from freezes temperatures and ready to drop back in right away. 

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Looks like he has a Euro F3.  Winterizing is easy:

  1. Disconnect the hose connecting to the transmission cooler, drain water.  Reconnect.
  2. Disconnect the bottom of the J hose that goes from the thermostat to the water pump, drain water.  Reconnect.
  3. Disconnect the hose that goes to the bottom of the exhaust manifolds (one on each side), drain water.  Reconnect.
  4. Remove the block drain on each side of the block, near the bottom of the block (one on each side).  Drain water, and poke inside of the hole with a wire to make sure a flake of rust isn't blocking water from exiting.  Reconnect (this is important - if you leave them out rust can set in on the threads making future installation difficult)

It takes about 15 minutes, no big deal at all after you've done it a few times.

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52 minutes ago, Michigan boarder said:

Looks like he has a Euro F3.  Winterizing is easy:

  1. Disconnect the hose connecting to the transmission cooler, drain water.  Reconnect.
  2. Disconnect the bottom of the J hose that goes from the thermostat to the water pump, drain water.  Reconnect.
  3. Disconnect the hose that goes to the bottom of the exhaust manifolds (one on each side), drain water.  Reconnect.
  4. Remove the block drain on each side of the block, near the bottom of the block (one on each side).  Drain water, and poke inside of the hole with a wire to make sure a flake of rust isn't blocking water from exiting.  Reconnect (this is important - if you leave them out rust can set in on the threads making future installation difficult)

It takes about 15 minutes, no big deal at all after you've done it a few times.

For #1, you could probably even get away with just pulling the cover off of the raw water pump.  That will drain the water from the hose and thermostat block.

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