Hooked On The Bay

winterization

Top Winterization Myths:

I keep my motor in a heated garage.
Ethanol fuel will dry and leave residue in a fuel system or water  will rust in the lower unit regardless of the temperature around the motor. 

I just got an oil change a few months ago.
A proper winterization is so much more than just an oil and filter change.  With ethanol fuel today, completely evacuating fuel from the fuel system is more critical than anything.  So, you can skip the oil change and get the other winterization aspects done.

 I haven't put many hours on this season.
 See above :)

I use fuel stabilizers all year round.
That is a great preventative measure for the fuel system when you are running your boat in season.  Off season storage requires additional proactive measures for the other systems of your outboard motor particularly the cooling system, the steering system, and the lower unit .

I have a fuel-injected outboard, so it is more like my car/truck engine.
Yes, it is a pressurized system (without a carb) so it more resistant to ethanol fuel and its troubles, but it is still an engine that will be dormant for months without running.  Again proactive measures can actually save you money and time in the spring. 

Boat & Outboard Motor Dealership - Sales and Repair

Hooked On The Bay, an award winning boat dealership, offers a full service dealership for the sportsman on the water. We have new and used boat sales specializing in small boats, 21’ and smaller, powered by industry leading 4-stroke outboards: Honda Marine, Yamaha, and Suzuki. These boats are practical and easy to own. You own the boat. The boat does not own you.

Conveniently located in North East, Maryland in the Northern Chesapeake Bay Region. We have customers in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Northern Virginia who prefer the expertise of our marine technicians in our parts & service departments.

Hooked on the Bay maintains a no-pressure sales approach with a unique buying experience for any boater walking in the door, whether you are a novice or a veteran boater. We offer Sales, Parts and Service of three outstanding boat lines: Triumph, Alweld and Crestliner, plus the three top rated outboard motor lines: Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha. We also offer Honda Generators. The lines pretty much sell themselves by their reputation, at the end of the day you are getting a great value from friendly, knowledgable, nice people.

We are family-owned and operated and are pleased to offer our customers a relaxed, no pressure environment.

21 Flint Drive ♦ North East, MD 21901 ♦ phone: (410) 287-4290 ♦ fax: (410) 287-4291
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