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nestorph 11-14-2013 08:14 PM

Islander 30 Bahama winterizing tips?
 
This is my first season winterizing my I-30. I had an I-28 for many years and had the process down pat. One thing I used to do is empty the water tank and then pour down a gallon of cheap vodka and run it through to the faucets. Let avoid any anti-freeze aftertaste. The I-30 has a hot water heater and I doubt I can afford that much vodka.
If anyone on this board can offer tips, "do's and don'ts", or "gotchas" related to winterizing this type of boat, I'd be very grateful.

hanscan 11-17-2013 08:41 PM

Re: Islander 30 Bahama winterizing tips?
 
The hot water heater should have a drain tap on the back side. You could put a small hose on it and drain the water to the bilge.
In 18 years, moored at the BC west coast, i only leave the tabs open. But i keep the boat warm with a 110v light bulb.


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