Winterize List


To buy for winterizing:
2 1.75 liters cheap vodka
3 gallons propylene glycol antifreeze
1 gallon propylene glycol engine antifreeze or 2 gallons pre-mixed
1 pint muriatic acid
1 lb. salt (for Lectra/San)
1 gallon distilled water
 
System Done Item

Engine

  Change oil
    Check antifreeze level in coolant
    Mix 1 gallon propylene glycol antifreeze with 2 gallons water
    Attach Groco fitting (located in Plumbing Box) to seacock 2nd input
    Attach washdown hose to the Groco fitting and put the other end of the hose into the antifreeze bucket
    Pump th antifreeze through the engine raw water side
    Drain seawater intake strainer and clean strainer
    Remove raw water pump impeller and attach to engine key
    Cover intake and exhaust openings
    Fill diesel tank
    Springtime -- crank engine 15 sec x 4 to circulate oil without starting engine
     

Head

  Clean head with muriatic acid per instructions:
  1. Flush out system with three complete cycles and flushes of plain seawater.
  2. Flush toilet dry.
  3. Add one pint of Muriatic acid to two gallons of fresh water.
  4. Pour solution in head and flush dry without using Lectra/San
  5. Pour one gallon fresh water into bowl, but don't flush.
  6. Let it all sit for 45 minutes.
  7. Pump head 120 times with seawater (minimum of 10 gallons of water).
  8. Run a Lectra/San cycle.
    Pump air down sink and close seacock
     

Head Seawater

  Close the seawater seacock
    Drain the seawater strainer
    Clean the seawater strainer with fresh water and a toothbrush
    Replace the strainer
    Use 1.5 gallons of pink antifreeze and pour it into the intake strainer for all seawater applications
    Pump 1/2 gallon antifreeze through head into Lectra/San
    Pump 1/4 gallon antifreeze through Y valve path
    Close exhaust seacock
    Switch the pathway back to the Lectra/San pathway
    Drain Lectra/San by taking off rubber cap and siphoning it out (do on both sides [fore and aft] of cylinder)
     

Pressure Seawater

  Insert fitting at bow washdown
    Pump antifreeze until it comes out on deck and then remove fitting
    Open midship cap on deck and valve behind head compartment
    Pump antifreeze until it comes out on deck and then replace cap and close valve
    Turn on galley spigot and run until antifreeze comes out
     

Cabin

  Take home food and drinks
    Prop up cushions
    Pump bilge out until dry with hand pump or vacuum cleaner
    Pump air through shower drain until no water comes out
    Pump out shower sump until dry
    Pour gallon antifreeze in shower sump and run till dry
    Pour gallon of antifreeze in bilge
    Pump bilge with manual pump
     

Freshwater

  Drain water tanks
    Switch bypass valve to bypass water heater
    Depressurize water heater via relief valve until no more water comes out
    Detach hot (red) and cold (blue) tubing from water heater and wait for all the water to drain out
    Reconnect hot and cold tubing to water heater
(Hot water bypass??)   Open hot water spigot at head sink until empty
    Open hot water spigot at galley sink until empty
    Open cold water spigot at head sink until empty
    Open cold water spigot at galley sink until empty
    Drain water from shower head
    *Pump air through system to purge water
    Close all spigots
    Remove drinking water filter and put back together without filter
    Switch back the water heater bypass valve

*Optional to Pumping Air Through System

  Put one bottle of vodka in forward water tank and one in the aft tank
    Remove drinking water filter, pour out water, and put back with old filter
    Open furthest spigot until vodka flows
    Working backward, open other spigots
    Pump vodka through hand pump at galley sink
    Remove drinking water filter and put back together without filter
    Switch back the water heater bypass valve
     

Rigging

  Remove mainsail from boom
    Remove mizzen sail from mizzen boom
    Remove jib from roller furling
    Tie off halyards from slapping
     

Misc.

  Lock wheel
   

Cover exterior instruments

Revised October 6, 2016