Originally Posted by dvl2700
Want to do some late fall, early winter fishing hopefully on Lake Erie. Mercury 150 4 stroke. So do you winterize the live wells and not use them or plug them. What is the best way to do ensure I don't have freezing issues and still be able to use the boat. Garage is not large enough and boat will sit under tarp - canopy until put into unheated storage barn for the winter. I have reviewed a lot of winterization threads.
I just lower my motor down vertical and keep all the live well drains open. This will be winter 10 with no problems. Latest I fished was Lake Erie in December, and the earliest was Lake Michigan in March.
So far so good.