pxctoday

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!

» Find OEM Parts

» Jobs

» wallpapers

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    PWCToday Newbie
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    12

    Winter PWC storage with Heat trace cable in Cold weather environment

    Has anyone ever stored there Yamaha PWC outside during the winter in the northeast and placed an electric heat trace cable in the engine compartment to prevent any possible freeze up?
    Please advise as this is my first winter with a yamaha FX PWC

  2. #2
    Frequent Poster AirJunky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Liberty Lake, WA
    Posts
    209

    Re: Winter PWC storage with Heat trace cable in Cold weather environment

    Seems like it would be a big risk of setting fire to the PWC. At least try something designed somewhat for the job, like a bilge heated for a bigger boat. Xtreme makes the smallest one I've ever seen.
    Probably be cheaper to learn how to drain everything.
    -
    Bill

    Current ride is an almost stock 94 550SX
    My JS550 build
    . - SOLD

  3. #3
    PWCToday.com Is My Home Away From Home don37725's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Smoky Mountains TN
    Age
    74
    Posts
    3,398

    Re: Winter PWC storage with Heat trace cable in Cold weather environment

    Don't make things more complicated than they need be - If you followed your owners manual instructions you should be fine - I store my boats and skis outdoors and am more worried about field mice than freeze ups - If I were a mouse and found a ski with Heat I would move the whole family in, maybe tell some friends as well - Maybe chew up some wires and hoses to help make a nest near the heater.

    ***
    Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner***
    *******************Liberty is a well-armed lamb.*****************

    **********Lotteries are created by those who understand math**********
    ***************to take advantage of those who do not****************

    ***************As government expands, liberty contracts**************

  4. #4
    PWCToday Newbie
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    12

    Re: Winter PWC storage with Heat trace cable in Cold weather environment

    Quote Originally Posted by AirJunky View Post
    Seems like it would be a big risk of setting fire to the PWC. At least try something designed somewhat for the job, like a bilge heated for a bigger boat. Xtreme makes the smallest one I've ever seen.
    Probably be cheaper to learn how to drain everything.
    Thank you very much for your response. I agree with what you stated.

  5. #5
    PWCToday Newbie
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    12

    Re: Winter PWC storage with Heat trace cable in Cold weather environment

    Quote Originally Posted by don37725 View Post
    Don't make things more complicated than they need be - If you followed your owners manual instructions you should be fine - I store my boats and skis outdoors and am more worried about field micef
    reeze ups - If I were a mouse and found a ski with Heat I would move the whole family in, maybe tell some friends as well - Maybe chew up some wires and hoses to help make a nest near the heater.
    ,Thank you very much for your response and I agree with what you stated. To prepare for winter storage, I changed the oil & filter, Lubed everything, Started the ski and blew out the water three times with the nose up , fogged the engine, removed the battery and placed it in doors on a battery maintainer, cleaned & Waxed the top and bottom, placed the cover on the ski, stuffed a rag in the jet and intake, covered the ski and trailer with a tarp

  6. #6
    PWCToday Newbie
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    12

    Re: Winter PWC storage with Heat trace cable in Cold weather environment

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewgarciasr View Post
    ,Thank you very much for your response and I agree with what you stated. To prepare for winter storage, I changed the oil & filter, Lubed everything, Started the ski and blew out the water three times with the nose up , fogged the engine, removed the battery and placed it in doors on a battery maintainer, cleaned & Waxed the top and bottom, placed the cover on the ski, stuffed a rag in the jet and intake, covered the ski and trailer with a tarp
    is there anything that I missed

  7. #7
    Resident Guru hafweigthr's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Age
    53
    Posts
    999

    Re: Winter PWC storage with Heat trace cable in Cold weather environment

    Staybil in the gas is another item and I like to displace all water with RV Antifreeze to help prevent any winter corrosion.
    The thought that leads to no action is not thought - It is dreaming!!
    Think Big!!

    Some people have hobbies - some people have addictions - I have jet skis!!

  8. #8
    PWCToday Newbie
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    12

    Re: Winter PWC storage with Heat trace cable in Cold weather environment

    Thank you for your response. Please advise on how you add the RV Antifreeze?

  9. #9
    Resident Guru hafweigthr's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Age
    53
    Posts
    999

    Re: Winter PWC storage with Heat trace cable in Cold weather environment

    RV antifreeze is usually added to the hose (or point) that brings the water from the pump into the engine or heat exchanger on four strokes. On 2 strokes I remove this hose from the head(intake point) and push on a hose with funnel on it. I pour in RV antifreeze till it comes out the exhaust or outlet port- then stop.

    You should be able to look in your manual and get instructions for this or look at your cooling diagram and pick the points.
    The thought that leads to no action is not thought - It is dreaming!!
    Think Big!!

    Some people have hobbies - some people have addictions - I have jet skis!!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.0