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10-10-2007 09:24 AM
DrB
For Sailingdog

The brand that I used is called Arctic Ban. Bought at Ace/TrueValue. Says it contains Ethyl Alcohol. I am not familiar with other brands, so that was what my response to your post re: vodka/ethanol was based on.

DrB
10-10-2007 01:38 AM
Valiente
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Originally Posted by sailaway21 View Post
I got here late. Are we still pumping the pink stuff? (g)
Not unless I get off this damn computer.
10-10-2007 12:57 AM
Sailormann
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Checked the MSDS for four different brands of antifreeze, and none have Ethanol as an ingredient. I don't know what brand you're using or where you got your information, but I believe it is wrong.
Damn - wisht I'd read that before I mixed up the first batch of drinks !!! Just wasted a huge amount of ice and grenadine...
10-09-2007 10:24 PM
sailaway21 I got here late. Are we still pumping the pink stuff? (g)
10-09-2007 10:23 PM
CapnHand
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Checked the MSDS for four different brands of antifreeze, and none have Ethanol as an ingredient.
Some brands have ethanol http://www.southwinltd.com/Northwin/nontoxic.htm

BTW, Not all ingredients are on an MSDS. MSDS only has to list hazardous ingredients as defined by OSHA (US), WHMIS (Canada), etc.
10-09-2007 10:17 PM
Cruisingdad HAHAHAHAHAH.... wait, what was the original question again??? SOmetimes I skip over threads I should not.

Leave it in. Wasn't that the question? Does not taste good though. Thus pump it out at the end. However, if vodka, leave it in. However, if ethanol is bad, pump it out (just call CD first... I will do it for you for free).

HEHEHEHE! Ohh, only on sailnet will we go 4000 pages to decide whether to leave it in or pump it out. THe Sea Ray guys are going to be laughing at us...

- CD
10-09-2007 10:04 PM
sailingdog Checked the MSDS for four different brands of antifreeze, and none have Ethanol as an ingredient. I don't know what brand you're using or where you got your information, but I believe it is wrong.

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The alcohol in vodka is ethanol (ethyl alcohol). The Pink Anti-freeze has ethanol in it also. If the Pink Stuff works and doesn't harm seals, vodka won't harm seals also. However, Vodka is a lot more expensive/gallon than the Pink stuff.

DrB
10-09-2007 02:37 PM
dave6330 We just finished up winterizing (?) our 36 foot sloop in Seward, Alaska this weekend and we always leave the pink stuff in the lines and flush out after breakup.

This year I also tried something new...I unhooked the head inlet hose from the seacock, flushed out all the seawater from the head inlet and refastened the hose to the seacock with the two hose clamps. (A couple of years back the back of the head froze and cracked the plastic, forcing me to replace the head.)
10-09-2007 12:58 PM
DrB
No Chemical Reason Why That Would Happen

The alcohol in vodka is ethanol (ethyl alcohol). The Pink Anti-freeze has ethanol in it also. If the Pink Stuff works and doesn't harm seals, vodka won't harm seals also. However, Vodka is a lot more expensive/gallon than the Pink stuff.

DrB
10-09-2007 12:46 PM
sailingdog The only problem I see with using vodka is that it is flammable and may attack the seals and gaskets in the system.
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