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Virgin Inboarder 8 years 9 months ago #85452

At the ripe old age of 63 I've just become an inboard owner. The 1955 Correct Craft Atom Skier followed me home and the wife said I could keep her! So far, in the water once. But I'm playing chicken with Mother Nature. I've had the flood light on under the cover overnights the past week with temps into the 20's. There is much I don't know about the 4 cyl. flathead Gray Marine engine. How much oil does it take? Where are the water drains on the block? How much anti-freeze will I need to winterize it? How much fogging oil do I spray into the carb? The engine tag says "Model 620. What's the H.P. of this engine? She runs really great! I've changed the packing in the stufing box so far. Anything else I should do or check to be sure it stays on top of the water? I'm sure I'll have more questions when spring comes around and its time to un-winterize. Paint and varnish will be done over the winter.

Thanks for any help,
John
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Re:Virgin Inboarder 8 years 9 months ago #85481

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Your GrayMarine 620 has 62 HP. All you really need to do is unhook the hose for the hull water inlet and rig a way to pour antifreeze in the hose with a funnel. I'd pour in two gallons with the engine running or until what looks like pure antifreeze comes out the exhaust pipe. Turn off the fuel and pour a little fuel stabilizer in the tank. A shot or two of WD-40 inside the distributor cap wouldn't hurt either. Don't change the plugs and oil until the spring.

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Re: Virgin Inboarder 8 years 9 months ago #85487

vernonfarmer,

That is a NICE IB engine.

yours, satx

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Re:Virgin Inboarder 8 years 9 months ago #85504

Thanks. Fog or not? I guess the idea of draining first assures no pockets of diluted antifreeze.

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Re:Virgin Inboarder 8 years 9 months ago #85624

Thanks. Fog or not? I guess the idea of draining first assures no pockets of diluted antifreeze.

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