Winterization

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7 years 8 months ago #514 by hayden
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I just completed my 10th winterization of IP35-165, Island Spirit. Here is a summary of the steps.

Pump water tank empty
Bypass water heater (connect hoses together) drain tank
Antifreeze used:
1 gal into engine intake, pump to head
1 gal into engine, run until exhausts shows antifreeze
1 gal into sink, hot, cold and sprayer
1 gal into head sink and shower lines
1 gal into the AC/heat system
1 gal into deck wash & cockpit shower
1 gal for shower bilge, and bilge
DONE

To add antifreeze into the water lines, I disconnect the pump pick up line at the tank and connect it to another hose about 2-3 feet long. I then put this hose into the 1 gallon jug and turn on the pump. Using a white bowl, I run the water at each location until I see pink then stop.

It is so easy, and it takes about 1-2 hrs to winterize the boat. We never put antifreeze into the tank, and we never run it into the water heater.


Hayden

Hayden Cochran
IP35-165 Island Spirit
IslandSpirit35.blogspot.com
Rock Hall, MD
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10 months 1 week ago #5755 by zionsail
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Realize this thread is several years old, but anything to add or update? Since this is our first season with our IP37 I want to make sure we do it right when we winterize her later this fall.

Thanks,
Pete

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8 months 3 weeks ago #5818 by zionsail
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Followed your checklist ... went smoothly.

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8 months 3 weeks ago #5819 by hayden
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Pete

Thank you. I am happy this helped you winterize. Thank you for the feedback.

Hayden

Hayden Cochran
IP35-165 Island Spirit
IslandSpirit35.blogspot.com
Rock Hall, MD

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