OK guys, I've read ever post pertaining to winterization and storage. I really like the California deal! Even went to the new site mentioned. I even read my manual, BUT I need to know which of the four hoses to fill with antifreese. My boat has 5 blue plugs I take out to drain the water. Then my manual said to take out the thermostat or fill though the hose. I think this thing hold 15 liters, so I need to know which is which. The first hose in the front left (facing motor) is the largest and goes down to the water pump. The one across (right side) from it goes out the back on the right side. The two smaller hoses in the back of the thermo housing go to the sides. Which hose and how much antifreeze do I need to put in the thing. I have already fogged the engine and drained and refilled the motor and outdrive. I don't even want to talk about the fun I had getting the oil filter off.It's a 2000 Bayliner with the 4.3 with a carb. When it comes to winterization and changing oil, I liked my old 470 merc better; but when it comes to hauling down the lake, my old 470 could not touch this thing! Thanks,Terry G.
OK THE BEST THING TO DO WOULD BE GET A 5 GALLON BUCKET WITH A PUMP AND JUST FLUSH THE SALTWATER SYSTEM WITH ANTIFREEZE. WHILE ITS RUNNING SPRAY FOGGING OIL DOWN THE CARB. IF YA WANT MORE INFO IM AT email@example.com
This is what I do, 1st I drain all the raw water and re-instll the drain cocks, 2nd I got a 25l pail with a hose coming out of the side at the bottom that is connected to flush muffs, I put the pail up on the boat above the top of the leg. Fill the pail with RV antifreeze ( the stuff people use in thier RV and boat drinking water systems)fire up the engine and pump it through, at the same time I'm spraying storage seal down the carb .When you see the antifreeze coming out the exhaust shut it down and your done for the year. I forgot to say I warm-up the engine before I drain the raw water out.Good luck.