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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Carbon County Pa/Kidder Township
Re: winterizing a outboard
I usually started to run stabilizer through my fuel tank starting in September since I try to keep the boat in the water till after Thanksgiving for strippers and the boat sits sometimes for 4 or 5 weeks between trips or unexpected hurricanes and the boat never goes back in.
Besides the stabilizer I always used the fogger, 6 bucks is a lot cheaper then a rebuild. What was left in the can was sprayed on all moving or shiney metal parts.
Pull and grease prop spline, charge disconnect battery but store in boat.
Always changed lower unit oil,both fall storage and again for spring start up.
A properly cared for outboard will easily give you 2000 hrs of service one not cared for 1/4 that.
My ability to remember lyrics from songs of the 60's far exceed my ability to remember why I walked into the kitchen