Important Steps to Winterizing Your Boat
As you are gearing up and getting ready for winter, if you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to spend some time winterizing your boats engine. The time and energy you spend now will have a definite effect come spring when it is time to get back out on the water and enjoy time with family and friends.
There are a few steps that every outboard engine owner should preform:
1. Replace Engine Oil – This will remove the moisture and acids in the old oil.
2. Preserve your Gas – This will prevent regular and ethanol-blended fuel from breaking down and oxidizing. It will stabilize the fuel in your engine for up to one year. Quickstor is great for preventing gum and varnish from forming in the fuel and settling in fuel lines and tables, carburetors and injectors. How to use Quickstor: For every 5 gallons of gas, pour 1 ounce of Quickstor into the tank.
3. Replace Gear Oil – Drain the lower unit of oil gear lube and replace it with new. While doing so, check your lower unit for water and moisture. If water is left in the lower unit during winter it can bust your lower unit gear case come spring. The use of Quicksilver Marine Lubricants Gear Lube helps provides maximum protection against excessive water, corrosion, and pitting. Quicksilver Premium Gear Lube is recommended in lower units for outboards below 75HP. Quicksilver High Performance Gear Lube is recommended for use in marine gear cases with marine engines above 75HP.
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