Hi, I expect this has been discussed before but my search comes up empty (might be my unfamiliarity with the forum). Can someone point me to threads discussing winterisation in the UK. MF 895. Many thanks.
Thanks, a good read. Since posting I have spoken to a local Jeanneau dealer who advised simply drain all the water and leave. This involves removing the water pump filter. I wonder how to remove the water pump filter, its a jabsco par max 2.9, I will have to investigate.
I would like to use the boat over winter as in South Wales UK if can often be mild through winter and wonder if it is ok to pump non toxic antifreeze through the flush points after use and then drain the antifreeze into a container from the tell tails before use, for re use.
I'm also considering setting the heating to come on under 5 degrees but I wonder if that is overkill...
On my 895 I installed a shut off valve in the water line that goes to the cockpit spray head. I located the valve next to the water heater for easy access. For winter I shut off and drain the sprayer hose. On the inside of boat I run a small dehumidifier and an air circulator which also puts out a small amount of heat. We live on puget Sound and with this approach the plumbing is protected from freezing plus can still use it all year long.
So, does water fully drain from the yamaha engine (mine is 250) if it is in the raised position? Presumably leave the flush connector unattached. Jinxsi
That is Correct on the engine. Per my understanding the engine will drain and not freeze. On winterization, I should have mentioned I also place 2 small dri-z-Air canisters and granules in the cockpit storage locker. I place them so they don’t move around when the boat is being used. It’s surprising how much water they pull out of the air over the winter months here in the puget sound area. And that’s with a dry hull (no water leaks on my 895)