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Old 23 October 2008, 15:22   #1
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2 questions please about engines in the winter

Hi - do you more experienced Ribbers keep your engine wrapped in a blanket over the winter. Planning to keep my boat on the water in the marina so heard this could help but would like to know what else I should be doing.

Also, when I bought the boat the seller showed me how to check for & if necessary remove any drops of water from the petrol - pretty sure i never let any drops in when refuelling but Thanks guys, Ivan
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Old 23 October 2008, 15:29   #2
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Also, when I bought the boat the seller showed me how to check for & if necessary remove any drops of water from the petrol - pretty sure i never let any drops in when refuelling but Thanks guys, Ivan
but you will still get condensation...
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Old 23 October 2008, 15:39   #3
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Fill your tank full and add a bottle of Wynns Dry Fuel
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Old 23 October 2008, 16:11   #4
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Also, do not know how much frost you get down your way in the coming months but watch your sump holes. Manufacturers advise to store engine upright with the holes covered to keep water and debris out.




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Hi - do you more experienced Ribbers keep your engine wrapped in a blanket over the winter. Planning to keep my boat on the water in the marina so heard this could help but would like to know what else I should be doing.

Also, when I bought the boat the seller showed me how to check for & if necessary remove any drops of water from the petrol - pretty sure i never let any drops in when refuelling but Thanks guys, Ivan
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Old 23 October 2008, 16:24   #5
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Fill your tank full and add a bottle of Wynns Dry Fuel
Not a full bottle-you'll never get the engine started again without changing the fuel. The one disadvantge with Wynns Dryfuel is if you overdo it then it's a bugger to start your engine.

Dose the fuel as per the instructions on the bottle AND add fuel preservative.
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Old 23 October 2008, 16:50   #6
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Not a full bottle-you'll never get the engine started again without changing the fuel. The one disadvantge with Wynns Dryfuel is if you overdo it then it's a bugger to start your engine.

Dose the fuel as per the instructions on the bottle AND add fuel preservative.
Maybe i should have said that , just presumed as it was a boat staying on the water it would have a tank over about 50 litres and a full bottle would be OK

I have used half a bottle in 20l on a bike and never had starting problems .
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I have used half a bottle in 20l on a bike and never had starting problems .
It depends on how much water it absorbs. If a fair bit gets absorbed etc...
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Good point Mat I hadn't thought of it that way .
I have always wondered just how much water in the fuel it would deal with , obviously its pretty good stuff and I have never had much water in the tank .

On the other hand if you have that much water in the fuel it aint gonna run for long anyway .
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Good point Mat I hadn't thought of it that way .
I have always wondered just how much water in the fuel it would deal with , obviously its pretty good stuff and I have never had much water in the tank .

On the other hand if you have that much water in the fuel it aint gonna run for long anyway .
I tend to use it mixed with a bit of stale fuel to flush my tanks out with then put fresh in-works a treat then as you don't have to burn the fuel afterwards.
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I tend to use it mixed with a bit of stale fuel to flush my tanks out with then put fresh in-works a treat then as you don't have to burn the fuel afterwards.
You can't beat loose tank that you can flush . That stainless job hidden under the deck condensating all winter never inspired confidence . I used to drain it but you never really know whats left rolling about in the bottom do you.
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