Service Department, Alberta Marine, Nanton, Calgary, AB, Canada

By: Alberta Marine  09-12-2011
Keywords: Boat, engine, drain

This is 1/2 of our huge service shop. With 9 techs and 20,000 square feet of shop, we do our best to service your boat or recreational toy. Each year, the parts and service staff go to factory training, to be updated on the latest improvements from Mercury,Yamaha and the various boats we represent.


Winterizing!

Well, still plenty of boating left this fall, but things we should start thinking about!

Just what is winterization, anyway?

When the cold weather comes, boat folks must prepare. That is, we must get our boats set for safe storage in freezing temps. This means a lot of draining and sealing. If done improperly, you could face a big 'ol mess of burst pipes, busted tanks and bum engines come spring.

Why not leave the work and worry to us? Our skilled, seasoned technicians will make sure your boat's all set for winter. It's a little investment that goes a long way.

Available Winterization Services
Here's the rough rundown of our winterization services:

Inboard/Outboard Service

During this service, we will:
¿ Put fuel stabilizer in gas tank
¿ Run engine and bring to operating temp
¿ Change engine oil and filter (if requested)
¿ Run engine, check oil level
¿ Fog engine until it dies
¿ Drain and refill gear lube
¿ Lubricate all accessories and grease zerks
¿ drain water
¿ Probe all drain holes and remove any obstructions
¿ Drop stern drive to full down position to drain
¿ Raise stern drive and tip front of boat to drain
¿ Reinstall all drain plugs
¿ Tag boat with winterized tag

Outboard Service

During this service, we will:
¿ Put fuel stabilizer in gas tank
¿ Run engine and bring to operating temperature
¿ Change engine oil and filter (four-stroke only)
¿ Run engine, check oil level (four-stroke only)
¿ Fog engine until it dies
¿ Drain and refill gear lube
¿ Put motor in full down position to drain
¿ Tag boat with winterized tag

Keywords: Boat, drain, engine, Fuel Stabilizer