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Winterizing Inboard Diesel

I have always paid to have my 1995 Yanmar Diesel.

I have heard that it is not difficult to winterize but would love a "winterizing for Dummies" if anyone has one with a basic checklist. I am not looking of the 300 page Yanmar manual which overwhelms me.

Also, I plan to leave the boat in the Chesapeake this winter with an ice eater (I should have at least another season of bottom paint) . I would love to know experiences with brands or recommendations of ice eaters and if there are any other considerations I need to take into account in winterizing since I am leaving her in.

If anyone has any good links it would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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I use this time year to change all the filters although I know those who wait until the spring. Your option I guess. The only real winterizing is the last part of this post.

Fill the tank and treat with a stabilizer.
change all fuel filters
change oil and filter
I take two gallons of anti-freeze put into a five gallon jug, attach a hose and run to the (RAW)fresh water (sorry I am in the great lakes so all our water is fresh) intake. Close the intake, I do mine when I am on the hard so that is not an issue. Put the hose into the the (RAW)fresh water screen receptacle and run the engine until the anti-freeze is discharged from the stern of the boat.
Easiest part of the winterizing process.
\Good Luck,
John

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Sorry offline 2004,

I am a great lakes sailor so our intake is fresh I should have said RAW WATER. Please excuse my mistake. :-))

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np - thanks for the info
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