The "w" word

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Barb Baggott

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Mar 27, 2001
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Hi all!

Looks like this weekend will be last use of the boat. As a new owner this spring, I have a couple of questions about the "w" word...

1. I have an EFI, therefore I don't need to fog the carb, corect?

2. Is it nessasary to put stablizer in gas? If so, should the tank be empty or full? Also I have only seen Quicksilver as a stabilizer, is this OK to use and how much do I need to use if I need stabilizer?

3. How do you drain the lower unit oil on the motor, I have 40HP, and is one tube of gear lube enough to fill it? And do you fill it just till it starts leaking out?

4. Do you throw the muffs on and wash out the engine first, then turn the water off, and run engine till no more water spitting out and then change lower unit oil?

5. I was going to leave the batteries on the charger all winter as it is a trickle charger for both batteries. Should I not do this?

6. The boat will be stored in garage, but not heated.

Thanks for all your help and let me know if I'm missing anything.


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