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  1. #1
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    Default What are you guys paying to have boat winterized?

    I know, a few of you will say do it yourself, but early fall is a busy time for me and the weather here can go from 75F to 10F in three days. Last year skiied on Oct 1st 80F and was 6F and snow on the 7th. Have a friend that has a huge house with heated garage and didn't winterize and cracked the block when the power went out for a day.

    Just had my LS winterized and oil changed, $410. Seems high. I don't have them summerize anymore, wanted $225 and it took me all of 20 minutes first time I did it. Shop rate here (Montana) $110/hour.

    Sometimes peace of mind has a price.
    2008 LS

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    Right at $200 at my dealer to winterize.

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    From October 2008 invoice:

    winterize inboard - $149
    winterize ballast - $89
    winterize heater - $50
    oil change - $99
    shop supplies - $8

    above total - $395

    From April 2009 invoice: summerize - $120

    Now that boat is past the three-year warranty period, I do both the winterization and summerization to save approximately $500 annually.
    Last edited by deerfield; 10-09-2010 at 03:19 PM.
    2007 Outback
    2012 RAM Crew Cab
    2015 Subaru Forester
    Stuart

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    Default prices in Michigan

    I just called to get my reservation on the books.

    Action watersports in MIchigan.
    $184.78 for complete winterization (includes summerization in spring)
    $84.50 for oil change.

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    Last year was right around $400 but that included installation and purchase of factory Depth finder as well.

    This year:
    Bought all the parts/equipment to do it myself for about $350 and that includes PVC, tubs and hose for recirculation, oil extractor, and everything for transmission change which winterization didn't include at the dealer.

    Figure next year I'll be into it for less than $100 for parts to do motor, tranny, fuel filter, and impeller.
    2007 Moomba Outback - waiting for summer!

    Why Not? Play Hard! Get wet

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    Quote Originally Posted by deerfield View Post
    From October 2008 invoice:

    winterize inboard - $149
    winterize ballast - $89
    winterize heater - $50
    oil change - $99
    shop supplies - $8

    above total - $395

    From April 2009 invoice: summerize - $120

    Now that boat is past the three-year warranty period, I do both the winterization and summerization to save approximately $500 annually.
    $99 oil change????? They must really be using "black gold". Also, how can you winterize the inboard without an oil change? (and do it right).
    1997 MasterCraft 205

    2008 Moomba Outback
    1999 MasterCraft Sportstar OB
    1992 MasterCraft 205
    1999 Malibu Response LX
    1987 Marlin Magnum Skier

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxpower220 View Post
    $99 oil change????? They must really be using "black gold". Also, how can you winterize the inboard without an oil change? (and do it right).
    All in the definition of "winterize." I guess this dealer considers it to mean drain the engine block. Labor rate is single biggest expense. That's why now that the boat is no longer under warranty I do the work myself. Save a ton of money and enjoy working with my hands.
    2007 Outback
    2012 RAM Crew Cab
    2015 Subaru Forester
    Stuart

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    Apparently Montana is the high rent district for watersports shop rates. Two years ago I paid $150 for just an oil change. Under $100 sounds like a steal.
    2008 LS

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    In californina I was quoted $256 without the oil change, so i did it myself with the awsome pics and notes provided by cab13367 last week. It did take me awail but most of the time I was trying to get at the hoses and bolts with various tool. next year will be faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIQUID DOG View Post
    In californina I was quoted $256 without the oil change, so i did it myself with the awsome pics and notes provided by cab13367 last week. It did take me awail but most of the time I was trying to get at the hoses and bolts with various tool. next year will be faster.
    dog,

    Yes, now that you've done it once, it will go much faster next time.

    Glad the instructions helped.

    Al
    Al

    2006 Mobius LSV

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