Be sure all the water is completely drained from the
fresh water system. Disconnect all hoses, check
valves, etc. and blow all the water from the system
using very low air pressure. The use of nontoxic,
fresh water system antifreeze is recommended as
an alternative to disassembling the water system.
Refer to Section J-6 System Maintenance in this
manual for information on winterizing the water sys-
R - 1
A. Prior to Lifting for Winter Lay-up
Pump out the head (dockside discharge if appli-
cable), and be sure the holding tank is empty. Flush
the head holding tank with soap, water and a de-
odorizer (e.g., Lysol Liquid™). Add more water if
necessary. Have the cleaning solution pumped out.
Winterize the head as recommended by the head
manufacturer. If the boat is equipped with a holding
tank, mix some antifreeze solution and pour it into
the head. Transfer some of the antifreeze to the
holding tank by flushing the head. Also, refer to
Section J-6 System Maintenance for additional
Have the fuel tank either full or completely empty.
See the Engine Owner's manual for recom-
mendations. Also, check with the dry dock opera-
tors for recommendations. If winter storing with a
full fuel tank, gasoline winterizer such as Sta-bil®
Fuel Conditioner will reduce varnishing, condensa-
and bilge pump lines. Dry the hull bilge, and
self-bailing cockpit drain troughs. Water freezing in
these areas could cause damage. See Section K-3
Hull Drainage Systems.
If the fuel has been treated with winterizer, run
fuel is present in all lines and parts of the en-
Remove the battery(s) and store in a cool place.
Clean the batteries using clear, clean water. Be sure
the battery has sufficient water and clean terminals.
Keep the battery(s) charged throughout the storage
period. DO NOT store the battery(s) on a concrete
floor or other damp or conductive surface.
Drain water from the fresh water system (if appli-
Winterize the engine and drive systems as recom-
mended in the Engine Owner's manual. Portions of
Remove the alcohol/butane canister from the stove
(if applicable) and store in a cool, dry place away
from heat or spark.
If the boat is to be lifted or taken off the trailer, see
Section P-7 Hull Support in this manual for addi-
Clean the boat interior thoroughly. Vacuum carpets,
and dry clean drapes and upholstery jackets as nec-
B. After Lifting
Remove the drain plug.
Wash exterior fiberglass components, wax lightly.
Thoroughly wash the fiberglass exterior, especially
the hull bottom. Remove as much marine growth
as possible. Wax lightly.
Clean exterior upholstery with mild soap and water.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Remove all oxidation from exterior hardware and
apply a light film of moisture - displacing lubricant.
Lower boat onto cradle properly or place boat on
trailer. Be sure boat is adequately supported. The
boat should be raised slightly under the forward sup-
ports or trailer tongue to improve drainage to the
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