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Old 09-06-2019, 11:52 AM   #1
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I have a 2018 Oceanpro I need tips on how to winterize the Macerator wash down and fish box pumps any input would be appreciated.


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Old 09-06-2019, 12:36 PM   #2
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I pump RV antifreeze through all pumps, macerator, bait tank and washdown pumps.
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Old 09-06-2019, 02:36 PM   #3
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I pump RV antifreeze through all pumps, macerator, bait tank and washdown pumps.


That’s what I’d do. Drain everything you can, and get antifreeze solution into the parts that can’t be 100% drained.


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I pump RV antifreeze through all pumps, macerator, bait tank and washdown pumps.


Do you disconnect the inlet hose and pump it in or have some way to suck it in through the inlets on the back of the boat.


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Use the inlet hose to fill the pump


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Old 09-07-2019, 09:47 AM   #6
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I just pull the hoses off of the pumps and never had any issues with them freezing up on my Hewes OP. Never have used antifreeze on either pump and they are both going strong 6 years later. Make sure to drain your washdown hose, I made that mistake once haha.

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Winterizing already? It's not even the 1st day of fall yet!
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Old 09-09-2019, 05:55 AM   #8
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I'm sure you know but be careful with antifreeze.
Buddy did the same thing and forgot the next spring flushed out his wells and got it all over is drive way then his lab drank some.
If you have Yamahas you can also drain the fuel to the injectors.
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I'm sure you know but be careful with antifreeze.

Buddy did the same thing and forgot the next spring flushed out his wells and got it all over is drive way then his lab drank some.

If you have Yamahas you can also drain the fuel to the injectors.


Rv antifreeze is what you should use and it is non toxic.


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yes rv antifreeze only.


or use an air tank and blow from the inlet and have someone run the pump until all water is out.
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I have 2 different brands of RV antifreeze and they still contain glycol.
Sierra claims to use PG (whatever that is) and several others claim pet friendly.
I'm still nervous using it.
As flatman said air is the safest

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