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Winterizing Boat - Fuel/Wtr Filter

Just changed out my fuel/water separator filter  on my boat and it was full of gas. Marina winterized my boat for the first time last fall.

When I winterized it I would always drain gas n water from the filter.

Haven't had a chance to call marina  today.

What is the standard practice?

Thanks!!!

 

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I always wait till spring for the gas/water filter so that I can fill it with fresh gas. I don't think you want to put an empty one on and then need to crank for ever to fill it with gas, at least not on my old mechanical pump. I just assumed you always fill the new one when you put it on. Long as its treated it should be fine to do in fall.

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coralee, rhanks for comment.

I always emptied filter in the fall, put new dry filter on in the spring, squeeze primer bulb until stiff and she starts right up 

Easy to winterize: ran gas out of system, drained the above filter and drained engine gas vaporizer (per manual), fogged cylinders and Stabil in gas tank.

Last fall had oil and lower unit oil changed by marina so had them winterize it at the same time. 

Should have said I have 130HP Honda 4 stoke outboard not an I/O which may require a lot more cranking! 

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