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magnum
04-06-2007, 04:52 PM
I have a Prostar 209 with MCX 350, Can someone tell me how cold it will have to get before I should be worried about it freezing and damaging the block, it is suppose to get down to 27 tonight , should I put a light bulb under the engine cover ??

TMCNo1
04-06-2007, 05:12 PM
I have a Prostar 209 with MCX 350, Can someone tell me how cold it will have to get before I should be worried about it freezing and damaging the block, it is suppose to get down to 27 tonight , should I put a light bulb under the engine cover ??

I agree with JimN's post on another freezing weather thread, http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=327409&postcount=8

Footin
04-06-2007, 05:12 PM
I would put a light in the engine compartment, you will not sleep well if you don't.

boatless
04-06-2007, 05:49 PM
A glass of water will take a while to freeze in your garage when it is in the twenties degree. But in your boat engine with metal wall, it won't take long for the water to freeze. Since there are places in the engine with only little pocket of water and that will take no time to become ice. So take good care of your boat and keep it warm.

boatless.

bret
04-06-2007, 06:03 PM
next time your surfing the web, go by www.skidim.com and look at the quick drain options. I do take them out every year just to check for debris behind them but they're perfect for this type of a cold front. I drained my boat yesterday in less than 5 minutes; one shower hose, knock sensor out and then the two quick drains on the exhaust manifolds. Always, always get that Easter cold front. 26 here tonight, or so they say. 55 right now, wind about 14 out of the north and I hope I just built my wife the last fire in our fireplace.

http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MCM003