Winterizing

Discussion in 'Who's Who' started by gg51p, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. gg51p

    gg51p New Member

    113
    Oct 7, 2009
    Georgia, Holiday Marina
    320da,2004
    Twin 350-mag, MPI, V-drive
    I have a 2004 320da that stays in the water year round. What is the best way to winterize the fresh water system. I already have the boatsafe heater.:smt043
     
  2. Southpaw II

    Southpaw II Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Aug 18, 2008
    Madison, MS
    2001 380 DA
    T8.1 Horizons
    I have done it 2 ways while living in North Mississippi, which would be similar to anywhere in North Georgia. (1) Drain the system of water and put in enough pink antifreeze to fill the lines. Open and run all of them until pink comes out. Remember, the water heater will use 6 gallons. This way takes the most antifreeze, but is fool proof. I did it once because I was unsure about the reliability of the power supply at the marina. Also lived about 45 minutes away from the boat. (2) Since then, and now, I use the Boatsafe heater and Keep the heat on in the cabin set to about 65 degrees. Now, I live further South and use my boat year-round. I also live closer to the boat, and can keep a close watch on it if the weather gets bad.
     
  3. gg51p

    gg51p New Member

    113
    Oct 7, 2009
    Georgia, Holiday Marina
    320da,2004
    Twin 350-mag, MPI, V-drive
    Thanks for the info.
     
  4. Sundancer

    Sundancer Active Member

    Jul 20, 2005
    Prosser, WA
    30 year old CLASSIC 300 DA, towed almost anywhere behind the Duramax Duallie Crew Cab.
    16 cyl, 700 cu. in./Alpha I's
    I bypass and drain the hotwater heater. It's tough to get the taste out if you accidentally turn on the heater switch. I just drain both tanks, unhook the lines at the pump and blow compressed air through the lines to eliminate the water. Should be good to go and there is no cleanup or trying to get the taste out in the spring.
     

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