Frozen pink antifreeze!

Discussion in 'Winterizing' started by Rapidroy5858, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Bentwings

    Bentwings Member

    74
    Jul 4, 2018
    St.Paul,MN
    Boatless
    Boatless
    Maybe we can say hi in the summer. I’m south in Inver Grove Heights at River Heights Marina. I’d say spring but it looks like it’s going to be a short spring. The snow will be around until May this year I think.

    I just ran pink through the heat exchangers while the motors were running. The motors have automotive AF in them. All was good until I read above noting the freezing of pink. I didn’t get down to the boat in the really cold weather as there was a three foot snow bank in front of it. I’m going down to the marina shortly just to see if I can get in the boat at all.

    I took my blood pressure shortly after reading that and it was the highest it been since I got out of the hospital last year. LOL.

    Byron
     
  2. OllieC

    OllieC Active Member

    601
    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    I have a friend who lives in a houseboat at that Castaways by you. He also has a 270DA for sale.

    Gauging by all the snow, we may be flooded out again. We only got out on the river once last year because of all the rain. I do most of my boating on the S. Shore WI, Bayfield area.

    I can imagine. My first year I winterized myself, it was sub zero for a couple weeks, it was on my mind constantly as well.

    edit: Love Mississippi River Pub BTW.
     
  3. Bentwings

    Bentwings Member

    74
    Jul 4, 2018
    St.Paul,MN
    Boatless
    Boatless
    I nearly slipped at Castaways but my big boat deal fell through and they didn’t have a 40’ slip available. I met a couple people up there but I don’t remember their names. It’s a nice place and they have a brand new club house.

    This is going to be a busy spring as I have a bunch of projects that didn’t get done due to,problems with the genny.
     
  4. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Ollie, that's a pretty good video, but a couple things were missed (unless I didn't pay attention to the video enough - I was kinda just skimming through it).

    1) Once the blue drains are removed from the raw water pump, the engine should turned over/bumped a few times (flip the kill switch at the helm) to make sure all the water is evacuated from the raw water pump housing.

    2) This one is OFTEN overlooked... with that type of drain system being used (water distribution housing), the hoses that drain the into the back side of the distribution "log" are quite small (especially the block drain hoses). They can get clogged with sand and it would prevent the block from draining properly. They need to be checked/cleared, as well.
     
  5. OllieC

    OllieC Active Member

    601
    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Excellent points Lazy Daze.

    1) I don't believe that is in the video. However I do practice this myself. Just a quick couple of bumps after most of the water drains out of the plugs.

    2) I believe Eddie mentions that in his video to get behind or underneath the exhaust manifolds and pull the hoses. He just doesn't show it. I have push pull connectors. The port side is a PIA & that one drains the most water. I wholeheartedly agree. I was told to stick a nail or a small screwdriver in there just in case you need to loosen things up.
     

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