||11-26-2013 8:00 AM
Check your intake hose!
On Saturday I decided it was time to winterize. Everything was going great until I dropped the port engine drain plug into the bilge. It took me 2 hours to find. What a pain. But, while I was looking for it I discovered that my raw water intake hose had been rubbing against an engine mount and was about 98% worn through. Since I keep my boat in a slip, a total rupture would've been really, really bad. So, check your intake hose when you winterize!