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Old 28 October 2012, 15:21   #1
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preparing for winter

Simple question wanting a simple answer?......Quicksilver anti corrosion spay.....ACF 50 or WD50 for spraying on engine parts, electrics etc.

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Old 28 October 2012, 16:05   #2
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And use the boat!!! Cold or whatever, nothing like getting out there.........for you and boat.
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A good flush and fogging, rinse everything inc. under the cowl. Allow to thoroughly dry. Spray the lot with Wurth Ultra 2040 or similar. Avoid WD40.

Oh yeah, and fuel stabiliser is good in fuel that will be stored over winter.
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Avoid WD40.
Why...?
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Smells shit.
Allegedly, it breaks down rubber and PVC over time.
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The only preparation I've ever done for winter is an extra fleece and remember to leave the wife and child at home. I've never treated the car any differently and that get a lot less attention than the boat.
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The only preparation I've ever done for winter is an extra fleece and remember to leave the wife and child at home. I've never treated the car any differently and that get a lot less attention than the boat.
Only applies if the boat is not going to be used for an extended period. If you don't want to bother, remind me not to buy a boat from you.
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What I was trying to say was we've always used our boats regularly all year round, some of the best boating weather is to be had in the winter - much better to use it rather then have it sat there all winter.

If you're not going to use it for any prolonged period then you should winterise the engine properly and make sure there is no fuel in it.
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Smells shit.
Allegedly, it breaks down rubber and PVC over time.
Ah ok. The Wurth looks to be basically the same stuff though?

I'd like to order something decent to spray on the engine but reading through a few threads on here every different product has some people claiming it's great and some people claiming it'll dissolve the engine and it will all dribble out through the middle of the prop hub leaving just an empty shell.

Internet advice, bah

ACF50 looks interesting, supposedly neutralizes salt and if it really is approved for aviation use it's presumably been tested not to dissolve engines too quickly
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