Lake Shannon water level down, fall winterizing reminders.

 

Dock & lift out, blow out sprinkler lines, drain hoses, turn off o/s spigots, clean gutters.

fenton mi waterfront lake Anibals Lake Shannon


BOATS:

  • The inboard
    • Covered in detail on this post: https://lakeshannon.net/2016/10/26/winterizing-your-inboard-boat/
    • In spring: disable fuel/ignition before attempting to start engine. This will allow the oil to prime as indicated by the manufacturer.
    • Synthetic only.. why??? Shear strength .. helps if over heat… Valvoline vr1 or Mobil 1 15w50.. throw in some hyperlube zinc replacement. Motorcraft ok, but I like WIX or Napa platinum..
  • The outboard:
    • pull prop, grease
    • add stabilizer to fuel, run till stall
    • fog cyl’s
    • pull/ charge batt
    • change oil/ filter
    • add lube to lower unit ?
    • tilt down to drain, then tilt up
  • The PWC:
    • fill oil tank to prevent condensate
    • antifreeze the lines – pull, fill, turn over engine, pull refill
    • add gas stabilizer to fuel, then run engine w/ gas off until stall
    • fog cyl’s
    • pull battery, give a pre-winter charge before storing.
    • tilt to prevent water freezing in foot trays