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mmeany posted 09-09-2001 03:26 PM ET (US)   Profile for mmeany   Send Email to mmeany  
Hello All,
Hope you're having a great summer. Mine is done so I'm turning my thoughts to storing my 13' Super Sport. Can anyone tell me how difficult it is to Fog a 40Hp 4cyl Merc.? I'm a fairly capable mechanic and prefer to do this maintenance myself.
Also, how much should I expeck to spend on shrink wrapping the boat. I've got a good cover that I would prefer not to use over the winter on Cape Cod but if shrink wrapping costs as much as a new cover over 2-3 years then I guess I'll just use the cover. Any help would be appreciated.
acseatsri posted 09-09-2001 03:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for acseatsri  Send Email to acseatsri     
Not sure on the fogging, but for storage, get yourself a poly tarp, a few 2 X 4's, and a few sheetmetal sawhorse brackets at Home Depot. Make yourself an A-frame to run the length of the boat with about a foot overhang at each end, throw the tarp over it, and tie around the boat. MUCH cheaper, reusable, and it lets the boat "breathe".
Dick posted 09-09-2001 05:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Here is how I winterize my Merc 50/4 stk.

Add fuel stabilizer to the tank, run the engine untill warm, disconnect the fuel line and run untill the engine dies.

Pull the spark plugs and squirt a little fogging oil in each cylinder, turn the engine over by hand a couple times and replace the spark plugs.

70_Katama posted 09-09-2001 05:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for 70_Katama  Send Email to 70_Katama     
I so the same, and replace the lower end oil. I also spray the engine with some wd40
LKS posted 09-09-2001 07:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for LKS  Send Email to LKS     
Check out the "Ending the Season" thread (8-31-01) in the General section, I posed a similar question and got some very helpful advice. Good luck! -- Lor
Bigshot posted 09-10-2001 05:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Check there. I also do as said and change lower unit oil too. I also spray fogging fluid in carbs as motor is running out of gas. This lubes the crank, etc because if you run out of gas(&oil), you have a dry crank for the winter. I then spray a bit more in the cyls and then gunk the heck out of everything with WD40 or corrosion X.

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