Just moved to AK
I recently moved to Alaska from New Mexico and I brought my 18 foot aluminum boat up here from down there. Where is a good place that I can take it to get it winterized? Since I have had it for a very short time I don't feel comfortable doing this myself for the first winter it will be up here, but I don't want to spend a fortune doing it either. It has a 50 hp outboard Yamaha 4 stroke motor and 2 batteries that I will need to take care of.
Thanks in advance.
PS We are in Anchorage.
Originally Posted by Nevistar
look in the phone book there are lots of places in anchorage.. alaska marine and sea?
Not much to do
You shouldn't need to do anything but fog your motor and remove your batteries for a warmer spot. Some guys leave em in. I guess if they are charged well, they wont freeze, but I don't take that chance. Other than that, if you have carbs, you can drain the bowls, but if it's fuel injected, then not. I don't drain mine and have never had a problem. If this is not comfortable to you then I would highly reccomend J Kimberly Service on Arctic Blvd. They know thier stuff.
Performance RV & Marine
6820 Arctic Blvd.
522-8965 (Ask for Tim)
Go see Anchorage Yamaha on Spenard.
If it is a jet. Be sure to pump the lower bearing until fresh grease comes out.
Welcome to Alaska. Spent alot of years in Alamogordo.