Lake Shannon water level down, fall winterizing reminders.

 

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

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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

 


The Boat Launch Blues …. don’t be a victim!

Lakefront property owners, its easy to forget the basics.

  1. Put the plug back in BEFORE dropping boat in the water.
  2. Make sure strap it tight holding the boat on the trailer.
  3. Set the parking brake AND put vehicle in park on the launch site. E-Brake first if you want to save your transmission stress.
  4. Before ‘firing’ up the boat, check your fuel lines for age/cracks, tight battery connections (no sparks), bilge is dry/drained, and inboard hood is UP/OPEN.
    • NOTE FOR PWC owners – treat your PWC like an in-board. Folks have blown these up sending the rider straight up then down with tragic endings.


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