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Posts: 16
Registered: ‎06-02-2014

Getting ready for winter


After my first summer with my Etec 115, it's time to winterize it. I will follow the winterizing instructions in the manual (looks easy). Does anybody have any recommendatios or tips to get the motor ready for winter. I live in Canada with hard winters. My boat and motor will be under a car shelter with the travelling tarp. Do I leave the prop on or take it off for the winter? How about the battery, leave it in the boat or disconect it and take it inside?

Thanks in advance.

Posts: 9,449
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: Getting ready for winter

Take battery inside and charge it up. make sure the fuel is stabilized with something such as 2+4, lube prop shaft and fittings but you can leave prop on unless someone may steal it.




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Posts: 20
Registered: ‎10-16-2013

Re: Getting ready for winter

Drain and replace the lower unit lube. Prevents freeze damage if there is any water inside.

Let motor in vertical position so all water drains out of the motor after running the winterize on the hose. Prevents freeze damage.