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    Default winterizing jet unit

    What do you generally do to winterize an outboard with a jet unit on it?
    It doesn't have a flush port & wont fit in a garbage can so I can't really run the gas out of the carbs.
    Should I Just drain the oil & shoot some fogger in to the cylinders ?

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    I have an old commercial laundry tote on wheels that works for mine. It leaks a bit, but you can use it.
    I'm guessing it's about 2'x3' and 30" high.
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    On my outboard that has a carb, I make it a ritual to run the carbs dry while at the boat ramp. This way that last trip that never seems to happen don't get in the way of all the other thing we have to do before the snow flies. On my honda that is fuel injected I only fog it. You could back it down the boat ramp if one is nearby and run it dry. Fuel left in the carbs will tarnish and cause problems later. Worth the effort to have them fuel free IMHO.

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    Drop the jet unit to ensure that you do not have water between the lower and upper halves in some of those voids between the halves will hold water.

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    My jet unit has a bolt but the grease fitting, so I can hook up a water hose.

    I fog my Evinrude, drain the carb on my Honda and pull the plugs and spray fogging oil in each cylinder.


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    ...and make sure you lube the jet in case you have any water in it.

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