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Old 17 September 2003, 02:54   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Paignton, Devon
Make: Chinook and Viking
Length: 7m +
Engine: 150 Etec + 125 Merc
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If you leave salt water in the engine then freezing is not a problem, however if you flush your engine after use then be sure to store the engine trimmed fully down. This allows the water to drain out of the engine bloke and exhaust (through prop), this also prevents the exhaust from collecting rain water as I have seen gearboxes come into work that have cracked due to water freezing in the exhaust area of the gearbox ( if you can't leave it down all the time be sure to cover exhaust with a watertight bag). Another tip is to remove the kill switch and crank the engine a couple of times to get all the water out of the waterpump in the gearbox (especially on sterndrives). Also a tin of engine fogging oil/storage seal will be usefull and after each use in the winter months when flushing or getting out of the water spray loads through the carb to protect the inside ofyour engine.

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Old 17 September 2003, 05:36   #12
Country: UK - Scotland
Make: HumberOceanOffshore
Length: 8m +
Engine: Volvo KAD300/DPX
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Re: Winter ribbing

Originally posted by gavin
It would even in freezing conditions be difficult to freeze any residual saltwater in an engine anyway.As for fuel, condensation risk is reduced dramactically in cold conditions
You must have different water in your part of the world.

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