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Winterizing on the hard

Hey folks,

I just finished my first season as a boat owner, and had her hauled for winter the last day of November (a beautiful day for sailing, I'm sorry to say.) So now I'm gathering up instructions for winterizing my Atomic 4, and of course I'm seeing several common steps that required running the engine. Oops. Good learning point for next year.

But for this year, any advice on how to proceed? I'm on the Chesapeake in the Baltimore area, so I expect some freezes, but nothing crazy like they have further north.

To be clear, I am NOT interested in running the engine on the hard using some sort of cooling workaround, unless someone convinces me I have to. Oh, and by the way, I'm also second guessing whether I need to have her hauled for winter at all.

This engine has fresh water cooling if that makes a difference.

Many thanks for any advice you may have.
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