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Old 20 October 2012, 05:10   #1
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Winterising a RIB

Hello,
We are coming to the last trip out on our rib of it's first season after owning a smaller tender for a few years before. It is a new 4.2m rib with an Evinrude 50hp engine. I was wondering what else I need to do to the rib to make it as easy as possible to get it going next season. All I know what to do is how to winterise the engine from the manual but that seems pretty basic, any responses would be great
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Old 20 October 2012, 05:30   #2
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spray lectrics with wd40. grease up a little the movings parts on trailer/engine where applicable.
spray trailer all over with wd40.
removed battery and put in garage.
pop cover on rib and uncover next season.
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Fuel stabilized and run into the fuel system? Anti-freeze run through motor? LU down so it drains? Drain plug out and bow up so the boat drains?

Kind of depends on if you're in a freezing area (above, 2 and 3.)

Jacking the trailer up and getting the tires off the ground will help with tire longevity.

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Duck oil is better than WD40 which tends to dry up.
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Petrol tank

Hi guys I'm in a similar situation first outboard does the fuel tank need to be full ? And when you run anti freeze through what's the best antifreze to use and how much ?
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Why run anti freeze in your obm?
it all runs out the leg water intakes.???
I have never ran anti freeze in and never neeeded to add any fuel stabaliser.

the longest my boat was out of the water for was 2.5 years, no anti freeze no fuel stabaliser.. and it started first time still does.
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Why run anti freeze in your obm?
it all runs out the leg water intakes.???
I have never ran anti freeze in and never neeeded to add any fuel stabaliser.

the longest my boat was out of the water for was 2.5 years, no anti freeze no fuel stabaliser.. and it started first time still does.
Some people run antifreeze through as an anti corrosion inhibiter as much as anything else .
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Why run anti freeze in your obm?
it all runs out the leg water intakes.???
Do you really think *all* the water drains from the motor? If you live in a hard freeze climate, any residual water in the motor or the leg can freeze and cause expansion cracking of whatever it's contained in. Anti-freeze prevents that problem (well, mostly. You still want to keep the leg down to prevent rainwater from pooling in the exhaust hub and freezing.)

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the longest my boat was out of the water for was 2.5 years, no anti freeze no fuel stabaliser.. and it started first time still does.
Up until it doesn't, anyway. Winterization is proactive prevention of problems. If you don't do it and don't have problems, great. If you do and don't have problems, still great. If you don't and end up with problems, well...


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Thanks you all for all the replies,

Firstly I must agree that it seems logical that all the anti freeze will just run out of the motor instantly, secondly the boat and engine will be in garage under cover so I think I will leave the antifreeze and also fuel stabiliser. Would it be better to run as much fuel out of the tank as possible or have a full tank??
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Why run anti freeze in your obm?
it all runs out the leg water intakes.???
I have never ran anti freeze in and never neeeded to add any fuel stabaliser.
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Inboard or outboard tanks?

[QUOTE=jezza2011;494997the longest my boat was out of the water for was 2.5 years, no anti freeze no fuel stabaliser.. and it started first time still does.[/QUOTE]

I take it the fuel was also 2.5 years old, I'm staggered that it was not stale and actually sparked up.
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