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Old 15-11-2013, 07:44   #1
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Do I need to winterize?

I have a newer Honda 8hp 4stroke on my Pearson 26 and I don't know if I need to winterize or not. I am located in east TN on the TN river, and the river never freezes, but the outside temperature does get bellow freezing quite often. Also the way it is mounted I have no way to get it out of the water without it being tilted at an angle. Do I need to winterize it or should it be fine? Thanks in Advance.
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Old 15-11-2013, 08:38   #2
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Re: Do I need to winterize?

By winterize do you mean ensure there is no water anywhere in the motor? If so yes, or leave it in the water, I'm not a proponent of leaving it in the water, but if you do, it won't freeze and bust anything.
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Old 16-11-2013, 04:51   #3
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Re: Do I need to winterize?

What does the owner's manual say?

Selby Bay, South River, Chesapeake Bay, USA.
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