Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] winterize in water

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>

Hi don't forget to flush the salt water pump for the anchor and to put some anti-freeze in the bilge and pump it through the building we preferred to run automotive any freeze and leave it in the engine as a rust preventative. 
Be sure to blow out the fresh water lines throughout the boat. Then disconnect the lines to the freshwater pump take out the filter cartridges if you have any. 
Don't forget to put anti-freeze in the bilge itself with some vinegar to kill the bacteria and stop it from freezing. Be sure to pump some of that any freeze that you put in the bills so that the pump itself is protected. Have you check the coolant in the engine to be sure that it will withstand temperatures of about 15 below. Don't forget to spray some rust preventative on the engine to prevent deterioration over the winter. Have you placed water absorbing material throughout the boat to prevent mildew as a result of condensation over the winter. 
Good luck and enjoy your boot. 
Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All
Capt Richard 
RP Yacht Brokerage
Newport RI 
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On Nov 15, 2014, at 10:29, Ann-Sofie Svanberg kanalmamman@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


No no no no! Don't put antifreeze in your toilets. It will destroy all the rubber. Rins with fresh water. Close the valve and pump some vinaigre in to the hoses and holdingtank, and leave for a couple hours. Open the valve and rins the system again with fresh water and pump some corn oil into the system. Ready formthe winter.
The vinaigre is to remove some of the chalks that you get in the hoses when using salt water to flush the toilet with. The vineagre procedure I do ever 3-4 month.

S/Y Lady Annila SM 232
Present in Trinidad.

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15 nov 2014 kl. 09:52 skrev "rossny@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:


Hi all, the temperature is starting to go below freezing here in nyc. I bought 10 gallons of pink anti freeze from west marine to flush the seawater out of the engine and run thru the water heater and fresh water lines and pumps. I will also use some in the toilets and pour the rest in the bilge. This is my first I missing anything???? Has Amel printed an official checklist in it's owners manual ? Any advice is welcome other than going south for the winter.
Maramu 261 1989

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