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Old 03-27-2012, 12:31 PM
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So happy the garage is insulated, temp in the garage this morning was 50F while outside was 28F
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:16 PM
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If the boat is in the water/ on a lift...I have heard people run the engine till it gets up to temp, or put it on a fake o'lake and just let idle till up to temp. Once the engine hits that temperature it won't be able to freeze overnight.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:34 PM
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If the boat is in the water/ on a lift...I have heard people run the engine till it gets up to temp, or put it on a fake o'lake and just let idle till up to temp. Once the engine hits that temperature it won't be able to freeze overnight.
I am not an expert but i think that might not be all true. The reason I say that is if I takeTwo ice cube trays, one with cold water and one with hot water, the one with hot water will freeze first. I just seem the whole warm the engine up a little far fetched. Unless they run it all night.......
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:43 PM
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The lamp will keep it from getting below 32 deg F. I have used a 75 watt bulb many times like these and have monitored the temp under the engine cover with a remote temp sensor, from indoors. Usually stays in the 40s - 50s with the light.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:39 PM
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Takes 10 minutes to drain, a hard freeze is flirting with disaster.
+1 here. At least drain the block and manifolds. If empty, they can't freeze and crack! You don't need to antifreeze the engine. Then spend just a few more minutes disconnecting the hoses and drain them too. Loosen the plate on the impeller/pump housing to let drain.

If you drained your ballast tanks completely they should be ok. Loosen the plates covering the impeller and let the water drain. This just added another couple of minutes.

You can still put the light in the bilge just in case for the ballast. Is the boat stored outside. If so, a little wind and that light bulb will not be of much use.

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Old 03-27-2012, 10:33 PM
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