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post #6 of Old 11-26-2012
Minnewaska
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Re: Pretorien Winterization

Not sure what you are referring to as the faucet. I pull the hose off the thru-hull intake for engine cooling water and put it in a bucket for the generator.

For the main engine, I just take the top off the seawater strainer and snake a 2" hose from the strainer to outside the engine compartment and pour directly into it. It takes two people as I have to be at the ready to pour when someone else starts the motor and they need to kill it as soon as they see the AF in the exhaust. The seawater intake remains closed, but has to be opened when she is hauled so the salt water that rises to the strainer can backflow out.


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