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    I want to confirm i winterized properly. I have to move the boat from indoor heated sstorage to an unheated location. Engine is an MCX i drained block and all hose, blew out the shower and got water out of heater. Once done reattached all hoses and ran 5all gallons of RV antifreeze through till it cameto out exhaust. Should i have any concerns or should i be fine.

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    i have never done it myself but what about your ballast system? don't forget to pull both drain plugs out too so rain-water can drain out of the hull.


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    • #3
      No ballast PS 197 and the storage will still be indoors, but plug is out. Thanks

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      • #4
        should be good......
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        • #5
          Thanks one final question any issues with transporting the boat about 40 miles will i loss antifreeze

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          • #6
            Sounds like you did it right. I'm not a boat mechanic but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night....


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            • #7
              what'd you do with battery/batteries?

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              • #8
                Removed battery. This is first season with the MCX always dry blocked my LT1 so justthe want toto be sure-

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                • #9
                  Sounds good so far.

                  Fog cylinders thru spark plug holes, crank it over a couple times with lanyard pulled
                  I usually pour pink RV anti-freeze into the heater core after blowing all the water out.
                  Spray engine with WD-40

                  What lake in NH? Lake Winnie?
                  I was njskier on here.

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                  • #10
                    did you remove knock sensors to drain water from the lowest point of the engine block?

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                    • #11
                      Did not fog but did spray engine. On Lake Winnisquam

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                      • #12
                        Yes i did

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                        • #13
                          Songs good overall. I like to run the engine until I'm certain it's up to normal temp to make sure the thermostat opens. I then drain the entire engine block, manifolds, and heater before running the antifreeze through. A 350 block should take just over 3 gallons.

                          When sucking the antifreeze through, I remove the flame arrester and fog the engine (doing so will want to stall the engine, so keep the RPMs up a bit). I also then remove each plug and fog. Remove the coil wire and crank a few seconds to distribute the fogging oil.

                          I keep the battery accessible all winter, and charge it for 24 hours or so once/month.

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                          • #14
                            Get that unopened beer can someone left in the port side storage area

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Flatwaterfooter View Post
                              Removed battery. This is first season with the MCX always dry blocked my LT1 so justthe want toto be sure-
                              I'm curious why you did not just dry block the MCX?

                              I have an MCX and dry block it myself for winterizing. I would add that you flip the ignition over a couple of times after draining the block and risers, then proceed to the hoses. Also, I've found that the hoses that run from the thermostat housing to the CATs (mine is a 2010 with CATs) will have a little water in them so they need drained as well as the hose running to the water pump - you said you drained all hoses so you covered that as well. It also helps to shift the engine around a little to get all the water out; do this by either driving around on the trailer up and down some hills (best) or raise and lower the trailer jack a few times. Since you antifreezed after dry block I would think you will be OK. I too will add that I'm not a mechanic and this is just an opinion...
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