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Old 20 November 2016, 02:25   #1
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Frost protection

With no garage or shed to stop re her in, I was wondering how to prevent any potential damage caused by residual water in the engine (after flushing) as the outside temperature drops to below freezing?

A Yamaha F100 4 stroke (carb).

What to fellow for outed do?

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Old 20 November 2016, 04:32   #2
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For years I left mine outside in winter. Make sure you vent all Seats and storage spaces keep OB vertical and double tarp over everything ensure its vented as well. If you can lift trailer wheels of the ground.
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Can be worth trimming engine up and down a few times, then leaving it vertical as jambo says.
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For years I left mine outside in winter. Make sure you vent all Seats and storage spaces keep OB vertical and double tarp over everything ensure its vented as well. If you can lift trailer wheels of the ground.
+1 engines self drain in the vertical position just make sure you have no water in the gearbox but a service on that end of season will sort that out or at least open the bottom plug see if water runs out or milky oil.
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+1 engines self drain in the vertical position just make sure you have no water in the gearbox but a service on that end of season will sort that out or at least open the bottom plug see if water runs out or milky oil.
Point taken Jeff I was taking for granted that he would winterise or service OB before bed-down.
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Thanks for all replies (and apologies for the spelling errors -courtesy of auto-correct !).

Yes, winterised and just had full service etc. I was just a little concerned with the water around the block
And whether that might freeze? No antifreeze of course.
I have wrapped her up loosely- hopefully that will do.

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