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  • Lower unit on boat

    Posted by jboy on November 10, 2014 at 2:07 am

    Im Hopeing this cold spell that’s coming will not last, Im not done fishing… I have a question….. I have a 24 ft pontoon boat with the trailor being almost 30 feet, so other wise its not garage kept…. Should I be worried that Friday and Saturday Nights are dipping into the 20s… Should I drain the oil in the lower unit ??? or is there something I could maybe wrap it with?? I honestly think we will have more warm fishing days after this cold spell leaves next week… Any ideas will help greatly, Thanks John…

    Brian replied 9 years, 7 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • chawchaw

    Member
    November 10, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    i would maybe test the oil a little bit to be sure it isnt mixed with any water. if its pure oil, i would leave the motor down and just make sure the units drained any remaining water. at least thats my plan this week bc i keep my boat on a trailer outside as well and dont plan on quiting fishing anytime soon this year. also keep storant in your fuel.

  • jboy

    Member
    November 11, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Thanks, never thought about the fuel… I will do this tomorrow thanks…

  • Brian

    Administrator
    November 11, 2014 at 3:42 am

    Stabilizer wont hurt. Lower motor, turn it on for one second and then turn it off to flush out any water. Lower motor and wrap with towel to be safe.

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