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partial winterize

My boat is on a lake in north texas, so it really doesnt get too cold too often. She is powered by an A4, and I was wondering how much winterizing I need to do given the climate.

Any tips on what in particular I should do?


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You are living aboard aren't you? If so just keep some low heat in the engine compartment - maybe a small heater on low. That should work where you are I would think.
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I'm not sure that he is living aboard, yet. He seems to go to his boat frequently though.
Quinn,
My take is that you do not need to do much. Your engine is FWC so there is anti-freeze in the engine block already. The only danger you might have in case of a freeze is your raw water side. Get a gallon or 2 of RV anti-freeze and when the forecast calls for below freezing temps run some of the pink stuff through the raw water side. Use enough to get through the raw water pump, HX and exhaust systems.
Hopefully your fresh water tank(s) is empty and there is nothing in your head or holding tank.
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yeah, im living aboard... 'bout 2 1/2 months now and so the heater is def. on at night. lol. thanks guys.
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