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  • Happy thanksgiving and quick anitfreeze question

    So at 7 am this morning I realized it's going to be 13 degrees today and I did not winterize the head and fresh water tank/system. First year with a boat with fresh water and head, so wasn't really on my radar I guess. Did I mention I have 16 people coming for dinner tonight? Oh $hit! So I ran down, an hour and a half away, and did the best I could, lucky thing because there was already a skim of ice in the head. I did not have any f the right type of anitfreeze and couldn't find any, so I put in a gallon of low tox automotive antifreeze and a gallon of windshield washer fluid, got it to flow into the head, sink and handheld shower. In the meantime I have ordered the right stuff for winterizing an RV. Do you think the stuff I put in will do any damage? No one would ever drink from this water supply, and I'll make sure I flush it really well, but is it ok to leave until the spring? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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    I would flush and re-do with proper RV antifreeze. You don't know what you put in there will do to hoses/gaskets/etc.
    1975 Mako 26 Inboard[br]1976 Mako 23 Inboard[br]1984 Rhodes 19[br]Padanaram, MA

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      It likely will not harm a thing. The important part is you got it circulated before damage. We have to winterize everyting up north before we come down and have used low tox auto antifreeze several times in a pinch. Yes fluss it out in the spring..it will have a oder....

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