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Winter Storage?

Post by JimmY » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:11 pm

I'm preparing my Squirt for winter storage, and I've secured an unheated, indoor location for the winter. I've done some minor repairs, and I was going to apply a fresh coat of wax. The motor is off and will be worked on this winter.

Is there anything else those of you in the northern climates do for winterizing? Is there any problem storing a wood boat in an unheated garage?

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Re: Winter Storage?

Post by chugalug » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:47 pm

:D Usually,all we do is take battery out and charge it.don't leave on cement floor-put up on wood board.Drain lower unit oil.if its white,there is water in there too.could be prop seal.But it sounds like you're gonna work on it.I used to have old motor that I forgot to drain lower unit oil and it froze and cracked lower unit on the first frost we got.a lot of boats up here get shrink wrapped and left outside so I wouldn't think an unheated shed would hurt :D
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