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Old 07-01-2009, 20:35   #1
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Outrageous Winterizing Cost

A customer of mine relocated her vessel to a yard several hours way from me....I got an e-mail from her today....the Yard claims to have used 65 Gallons of antifreeze to winterize both engines.

It is this kind of stuff that makes it tough on mechanics who try to treat customers fairly, honestly and give them a good value.

I honestly don't know how these guys can sleep at night.

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both engines and the fuel tank...
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What happened? Is she gonna bust em down or pay the bill?
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I've never winterized but it sure sounds like a lot...

What are the engines?

Does that include the water lift and other aspects of the exhaust system?

Does it also go in the strainers and the seawater side of the cooling system?

Is that just for the engines or does it also include heads and other parts of the plumbing system.

It sounds to blatant to be for just the obvious places?
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It takes 18 gallons to do my boat. That is the strainers, engine, generator. exhaust, heads, sumps. And I am very liberal using the antifreeze, I could get by with less.
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Two 6 cylinder diesels...It 14 gallons for me to winterize both last winter.
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She must have one of these engines:

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"Winterize"? What the hell is that? For winter, we just stock up on Hot Cocoa and Peppermint Shnapps for the occasional norther...
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