Looking for someone for winterizing near Jacksonville, FL

Discussion in 'Mechanic Recommendation Forum' started by hafnutz67, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. hafnutz67

    hafnutz67 Member

    Jan 30, 2017
    Plano, IL
    1998 270 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3, Alpha One
    I know it sounds weird asking for someone to do winterizing in Florida.
    However, we live near Chicago and just purchased a 1998 Sundancer 270 on the west side of Jacksonville.
    The boat is being picked up and trailered up to us mid-to-late next week.
    We were down there this past Saturday inspecting the boat (we did have it surveyed as well) and finalizing the deal. While I was there I did run antifreeze through the engines (twin 4.3's) as a little insurance in case it got cold by the time the boat came up.
    Now I am a little worried as the weather is looking worse for the weekend that the boat is scheduled to arrive (highs around 30 and lows in the upper teens).
    So I'm wondering if I should try and find someone who can properly winterize the motors, generator, A/C and fresh water system (however the water pump is currently not working) before the boat is picked up.
    Does anybody know of someone in the area that might be able to tackle this by next Wednesday?
    Or do I really even need to worry about it if I winterize everything once it gets up here?
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions/advice.
  2. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    My .02 and I live in the south.

    Yes you need to winterize it before it leaves, it's cold on the trailer and you don't want to damage it before you get to use it. Any marina should know someone.


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