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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Researching "quick winterization" options

    3/4 garden hose connectors, I just unsrcew and the water drains.

    If lucky you're can get your significant other blow the rest out...hehehe..

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  2. #12
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    Disconnects? How cool is that?
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  3. #13
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    I have something like this, mine are plastic..

    https://www.google.com/search?q=petc...20618012423231

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  4. #14
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    I installed a ball valve in place of my block plugs. I got locking ones so they would lock closed. It was just two parts per side. A M to M thread that is the same size as the block plug and a ball valve. Took about 5 min to install and is a quick way to drain the block. For the hoses I just left them how they are since to disconnect the hoses is quick. It takes me about 5 min to drain all the water out if I am not messing with the impeller. I can take some photos this weekend if you want.
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  5. #15
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    This is one ones i used but locking.

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Mueller-G...31NL/202283796
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  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by jester View Post
    I installed a ball valve in place of my block plugs. I got locking ones so they would lock closed. It was just two parts per side. A M to M thread that is the same size as the block plug and a ball valve. Took about 5 min to install and is a quick way to drain the block. For the hoses I just left them how they are since to disconnect the hoses is quick. It takes me about 5 min to drain all the water out if I am not messing with the impeller. I can take some photos this weekend if you want.
    I'm interested in photos...I got a brand new Mondo and would love to do those mod for my first winterizing...
    Sampp

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    From nice Québec..

  7. #17
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    Sounds good. I will be working on the boat this weekend and will get photos.
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  8. #18
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    Default Researching "quick winterization" options

    Quote Originally Posted by jester View Post
    I installed a ball valve in place of my block plugs. I got locking ones so they would lock closed. It was just two parts per side. A M to M thread that is the same size as the block plug and a ball valve. Took about 5 min to install and is a quick way to drain the block. For the hoses I just left them how they are since to disconnect the hoses is quick. It takes me about 5 min to drain all the water out if I am not messing with the impeller. I can take some photos this weekend if you want.
    I am assuming that you do not have knock sensors in the drain locations. Am I correct?
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  9. #19
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    Yes you are correct I do not have a knock sensor on the block drain plugs.
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  10. #20
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    The images are from the port side of the engine. Starboard side looks the same.



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