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Winter is Coming: Boat Winterizing Tips

It's that time of year again, the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder.  If you are not planning on using your boat during the winter months, you should winterize it.  While you are winterizing, one thing you should do is pull the prop off of your outboard or sterndrive motor and put  a fresh coat of grease on the splines.  The grease should be a sticky, waterproof grease that will not wash off.  Mercury reccomends using 2-4-C Marine Lube which you can find here.  Re-greasing your splines will ensure that the prop does not get "frozen" on the shaft, which then needs to be cut or burned off (it is not a fun process).  Even if you are not planning on winterizing your boat, you should still take your prop off and re-grease it once a year.

If you need a prop wrench, we have a wide selection of prop removal tools.

 

If you need 2-4-C or prop removal tools, please click below:

2-4-C Marine Grease with PTFE

Prop Removal Tools

 

It is also a great time of year to get your props repaired so they are ready when boating season sneaks up on you.  See contact info below.

 

If you have any questions, or anything you would like us to cover in future blogs, please feel free to ask.

 

Chris Ives
The Prop Shop
3610 South Rd #100
Mukilteo, WA 98275
(425) 353-5527

chris.propshop@comcast.net

1 Comments

Deejay

12/13/2014 at 04:50:31 AM

Now I feel stpuid. That's cleared it up for me