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DrB 10-07-2007 12:05 PM

Leave In or Drain The Pink Stuff?
 
Winterizing the boat yesterday. Drained the water tanks and poured the Pink Anti-Freze in and pumped through the lines. What's the general consensus in leaving the stuff in the lines versus pumping it out of the lines and closing everything up and leaving the lines essentially unfilled except for residual pink anti-freeze?

DrB

Freesail99 10-07-2007 12:11 PM

I always drain my lines and leave a faucet open.

CapnHand 10-07-2007 12:12 PM

It's supposed to be left in over the winter.

If you have an inboard, you also need to run it through the cooling water lines to displace the water there.

k1vsk 10-07-2007 12:26 PM

Don't think it matters either way, however, draining everything may help minimize the time and effort to re-commission in the spring. Hope you drained/bypassed the water heater in the process...

camaraderie 10-07-2007 01:03 PM

Leave it in and flush in the spring.

sailingdog 10-07-2007 03:01 PM

One reason to leave it in is if you get any condensation, particularly on boats stored outdoors in a sunny area, where the "greenhouse" effect of the shrink wrap can cause them to act as moisture traps, the pink stuff will prevent the condensation from freezing.

USCGRET1990 10-07-2007 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sailingdog (Post 203355)
One reason to leave it in is if you get any condensation, particularly on boats stored outdoors in a sunny area, where the "greenhouse" effect of the shrink wrap can cause them to act as moisture traps, the pink stuff will prevent the condensation from freezing.

Not to mention, leaving it in will prevent the growth of wierd green stuff..etc...

the1much 10-07-2007 03:52 PM

im from maine originally,, we alwaYz left it in, rule of thumb, if it takes longer in the long run, its usually the right waY hehe :D

Freesail99 10-07-2007 03:58 PM

I can not conceive of any boat making enough condensation within a hose to make it burst from freezing. It isn't going to happen.

USCGRET1990 10-07-2007 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the1much (Post 203381)
im from maine originally,, we alwaYz left it in, rule of thumb, if it takes longer in the long run, its usually the right waY hehe :D

Ok, this isn't instant messenger here, we use proper capitalization and punctuallity on sailnet...we just don't spell so good...


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