C. Prior to Winter Storage
Make sure that no section of flush hoses are in
contact with moving or hot engine parts or abra-
sive surfaces such as screw threads, sharp
edges, etc., which could damage the hoses.
Damage to the hoses could cause leaks and
possible flooding of the engine compartment.
Periodically check hoses for abrasions.
Remove as many cushions as possible. Remove
storage lids or hatches. Open as many locker doors,
as possible. Leave these areas open to improve
Spray the weather covers and the boat upholstery
with Lysol Spray Disinfectant™. Enclosed areas
with Lysol Disinfectant™.
The Four Winns flush out kit may be used with
the boat in or out of the water and the engine
OFF. If engine comes with flush out kit from
the engine manufacturer, refer to engine
are placed near the head and the engines, as ro-
dents will destroy upholstery, water intake and dis-
To flush out the engine with Four Winns installed flush
out kit, follow the instructions below.
If the boat will be in outside storage, properly sup-
port a storage cover and secure it over the boat.
DO NOT secure the cover tightly to the boat. This
does not allow adequate ventilation and can lead to
dry rot. DO NOT store the boat in a damp storage
enclosure. Excessive dampness can cause electri-
cal problems, corrosion, and dry rot.
Do not run engine during flushing procedure.
Remove cap from coupling and attach swivel con-
Attach water supply hose to swivel connector.
DO NOT use the bimini top or camper top as a win-
ter storage cover. The life of these covers may be
significantly shortened if exposed to harsh weather
elements for long periods.
Turn water on and allow water to flush the engine
and exhaust manifold for five to ten minutes.
Turn water off. Disconnect hose; replace and tighten
Placing an electric or fuel burning heating unit
in the bilge of the boat during cold weather could
Reinstall cap onto coupler after flushing. Floo-
ding of the engine compartment will occur if the
cap is not installed and tightened.
Boats stored outside in areas with heavy snow
accumulation are more susceptible to damage,
Engine should be winterized according to
the engine manufacturers manual.
R - 2 ENGINE FLUSH OUT
The optional engine flush out (if applicable) should be
used to clean the engine of unwanted salt, mud, sludge,
etc. which may have accumulated in the engine cooling
system. Before winterizing the engine, flush out the sys-
tem for at least five minutes.
Sundowner™ Owner’s Manual
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|Model Year||2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008|
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