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Re: Winterizing Bilge
Here is what I do:
Run all bilge pumps dry, including your hand pump.
Pour nontoxic anti freeze into the bilge
Operate each pump until you see the anti freeze e itin the through hull.
Pour a bit more into the bilge if needed so that if yogurt watering there it won't freeze solid.
Check your bilge a coue of times over the winter if possible.
Add a little anti freeze and pump out if needed.
As water accumulates, he ratio of water to antifreeze will change. I don't like the idea of it freezing solid.