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thanks - the site has some good advise. Tell me, do you fog diesel engines? I'd never heard of that one. I didn't ask before after sailingdog's post because I focused on the warning about ethanol. I think the only thing I missed was the business about changing the oil in the fall rather than in the spring. Can't do much about that now so I hope I haven't caused any dammage to my engine. Wish I'd have invested in a solar trickle charger to keep the batteries up while she's on the hard, too.

Anyway, thanks for the pointers, all.

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we never winterize

no antifreeze, no trickle chargers, no removal of canvas,
no removal of sails---just head south.
it is a lot more fun than winterizing.
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FoxGlove: Here is how you get rid of that nasty anti-freeze taste and smell:

1. fill up your tanks with water and drain them.
2. Add a cup of Chlorox and fill the tanks. Drain Them.
3. Add a cap full of Chorox and fill them. That should do it.
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Lightbulb air

Though I use the pink stuff on the boat I have used air to clear the water lines in the RV. It's a little harder to prime in the spring but not really a big deal. The problem with the air is that you have to be more carefull as to where you inject it so that the water is actually driven out well. Once you figure it out it's easy with a small compressor.

I also use a water tank bypass on the boat before the pump so I can pump the pink stuff in without even putting it in the tanks. The current boat had a disconnected forward tank so I just cut the intake tube for it so I could immerse it in the gallon pink stuff jug.

For the hot water tank on the boat I use a bypass kit and drain it so I save several gallons of the pink stuff.

Of course by using air there isn't a taste issue when you do refill.

For the winterization I've added access ports to the water tanks so that I can clean them after they are empty. They tend to get some orangish residues around here. One tank had some dune looking striations on the bottom before I vacuumed it out.

Make sure to hunt down any intake strainers and winterize them too. Sometimes an A/C strainer is overlooked.

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peggy hall says no

Peggy says long term use of clorox in the water system causes seals and impellers etc to degrade.
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