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Moomba Dad
09-10-2011, 10:18 AM
This year I think I'm going to try my hand at winterizing my Moomba. I've heard that you need to winterize the sac and heatre too. I'm curious what the procdure(s) are to winterize the cente sac and the heater on my '04 LSV?

Thanx in advance!

Moomba Dad

deerfield
09-10-2011, 02:13 PM
Moomba Dad - The heater has a core through which hot water runs from and to the engine black. Disconnect the black rubber water lines at the engine block and let the water drain from the core. This prevents damage to the water lines and a cracked heater core. Blow the lines to clear any water trapped in a low spot. With respect to the center sac, someone else will have to chime in. My Outback has only the G1 system with a single sac. I hang it up to completely drain, disconnect the quick connect couplers, and blow air through the lines. - Deerfield

walb0244
09-10-2011, 05:25 PM
I just take out the bags on my boat and hang them up in the storage where I keep the boat.

lsvboombox
09-10-2011, 06:21 PM
Cab has a good winterizing thread. As for the bags i take them out and leave them in the basement which does not freeze..

Moomba Dad
09-12-2011, 11:23 AM
I'll take the bags out, empty and hang them...but unfortunately my basement freezes at my cottage when I shut it down for the winter. :(

cbaarestad
09-12-2011, 10:43 PM
I just did my boat tonight, and for my heater I took the black hoses of my enging block and then riged a 3/4 hose barb end to my air compressor and blew the water out of the system. Then I poured 1/3 of a gallon of RV Anti freeze into one of the hoses and blew that through the system again.

For the sacs, I just took my bags out, took the water filter/strainer off and blew the lines dry. To get the empty lines, I blew them out through the exit bilge holes in the hull!

kaneboats
09-13-2011, 10:45 AM
This is really really sad. I feel for our northern brothers on this one. If anybody needs a fix, come on down!

rdlangston13
09-13-2011, 11:08 AM
Doing this already? It's only sept, the season doesn't really end till mid to late November

viking
09-13-2011, 04:30 PM
Doing this already? It's only sept, the season doesn't really end till mid to late November

Depends on where you live! Not everybody has a 9-12 month season.
Not that I'm complaining...............oh wait, wait, Yes I am :)

deerfield
09-13-2011, 04:51 PM
I poured 1/3 of a gallon of RV Anti freeze into one of the hoses and blew that through the system again.

cb - Good move. That extra effort will benefit you in the event there is a low spot that did not empty of water. No worries over winter or regrets come next season. - Deerfield

Moomba Dad
09-13-2011, 10:15 PM
Welcome to Michigan you warm weather lovers...below is our 5-day forecast.

Today
Hi -
Lo 45F
Precip 10 %

sept 14
Hi 64F
Lo 35F
Precip 20 %

sept 15
Hi 56F
Lo 37F
Precip 10 %

sept 16
Hi 61F
Lo 42F
Precip 10 %

sept 17
Hi 66F
Lo 46F
Precip 0 %

And yes...that's 35 degrees "farenheit" tomorrow night!!! All you Texans would love a cool change in weather I bet. :)

Moomba Dad

cab13367
09-14-2011, 03:40 AM
I blow my heater core out using a 120V inflator designed for tubes, air mattresses, etc. Fits the heater hose perfectly.

As far as fat sacs, drain as much of the water out as you can then put a capful (not a cupful) of bleach in to prevent mold and mildew.

rdlangston13
09-14-2011, 12:30 PM
oooo fun! lets compare!

Today
High - 101
Low - 74
Precip - 0%

Thursday
High - 94
Low - 72
Precip - 0%

Friday
High - 94
Low - 72
Precip - 10%!!!!

Saturday
High - 94
Low - 72
Precip - 10%!!!!

Sunday
High - 92
Low - 74
Precip - 20%!!!!!!!

rdlangston13
09-14-2011, 12:33 PM
And yes...that's 35 degrees "farenheit" tomorrow night!!! All you Texans would love a cool change in weather I bet. :)

Moomba Dad

and i do not want a change in temp. the temp is just fine, i just want it to rain ever so often

Moomba Dad
09-14-2011, 01:06 PM
Yeah our weather does vary a "little bit."

But I like the change in seasons, the cold white stuff in the winter, and we don't have to deal with the heat, fires, or hurricanes. And in the winter we have the option of sitting on a five gallon bucket, on a large block of ice, while trying to catch dinner. Try that in Texas! :D

cbaarestad
09-16-2011, 04:09 PM
We also have dandy things called snowmobiles that pass the long winter days along!

zegm
09-16-2011, 05:53 PM
This is really really sad. I feel for our northern brothers on this one. If anybody needs a fix, come on down!

I am with you, I am sitting here thinking "why are they talking about winter when it is so hot outside???" :)

zegm
09-16-2011, 05:56 PM
Man!!! I was a little up set when I saw 68F a couple of days ago in the morning on my way to work.
At least when you live in the south but on the water it doesn't feel that bad. Check the monthly weather reports for Atlanta (my old home) and compare those to Panama City. It is hotter there in the summer than here and colder in the winter. I will take my chances with the Hurricanes! :)

lsvboombox
09-19-2011, 12:07 PM
We also have dandy things called snowmobiles that pass the long winter days along!

true... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGVCAkUr2Y8

I feel bad for our southern bros. not getting to ride the snow(or water) in the winter

Moomba Dad
09-20-2011, 12:07 PM
true... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGVCAkUr2Y8

I feel bad for our southern bros. not getting to ride the snow(or water) in the winter

I do too...they just don't know what they're missing. :)

Moomba Dad

kaneboats
09-20-2011, 12:24 PM
Oh no. We get to ride on the water in the winter. We just don't have to wear coats and boots to do it.

loudsubz
09-25-2011, 10:30 PM
Back on topic.

For the Jabsco pumps do you take out the impellers or run RV antifreeze through the lines in case water is stuck in the impeller casing anywhere?

ian ashton
09-25-2011, 11:39 PM
Welcome to Michigan you warm weather lovers...below is our 5-day forecast.

Today
Hi -
Lo 45F
Precip 10 %

sept 14
Hi 64F
Lo 35F
Precip 20 %

sept 15
Hi 56F
Lo 37F
Precip 10 %

sept 16
Hi 61F
Lo 42F
Precip 10 %

sept 17
Hi 66F
Lo 46F
Precip 0 %

And yes...that's 35 degrees "farenheit" tomorrow night!!! All you Texans would love a cool change in weather I bet. :)

Moomba Dad

Bah that's not too bad. Water temp on our lake was 65 today in SE Michigan, and last weekend at the cottage in Northern MI water temp was also 60-65. That's barely wetsuit weather, there's still lots of riding time left!

Where abouts in Mi are you?