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Old 12-04-2006, 08:14 PM
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HELP! Frozen Boat!

I hadn't fully winterized my 2005 prostar 197 according to the steps in the manual (remove hoses, drain water, add antifreeze, etc.) Prior to parking it in the garage last weekend, I did run the boat out of the water for a bit to clear the majority of the water out... I just hadn't drained the hoses yet. I store it in my garage in the winter and I never thought that temps just below freezing would freeze the boat inside the garage (10 degrees is a different story, not 30ish). If you really want to know... I thought I might get a few more "indian summer days where we could go for a quick run" (Not). At any rate, I went out to check on it tonight and some of the hoses are solid with "SOME" ice in them.

Did I majorly mess up my boat? I'm putting a space heater out there tonight to thaw the lines in order to complete the winterization. Anybody have any thoughts on damage done, winterization, etc.

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Old 12-04-2006, 08:20 PM
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I'd say get that space heater in their asap! Keep it on until you can fully winterize.
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:33 PM
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I'm sure you are okay. Get in there and pull those knock sensors and drain everything, the anitfreeze can wait. If there is no water in any systems to expand then you should be fine.
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:34 PM
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Get its temp raised.. then follow all procedures.
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:36 PM
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I would think that since the hoses are thinner than the block, the water would freeze in them before freezing in the block. Check the freeze plugs on the side of the block to see if any of them show signs of popping out.
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:41 PM
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Add heat

At a minimum, put a light bulb under the motor box. A trouble light works well, but any light with a 60watt bulb will throw sufficient heat to keep everything just fine until you get the "full" winterization done. The sound proofing on the motor box will hold in a surprising amount of heat once you have the light in there. If it has only been one night, you probably have nothing to worry about.
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:45 PM
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One night... maybe two at the most. Once I get a little heat in there how do I make sure I"ve gotten all the water out? Shop vac on "blow" in the main intake hose?
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:45 PM
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I hope you are ok. I would also guess if it is only one night it should be ok, but certainly not something to chance. So many variables can determine if you have a big problem or not.

Good luck
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:51 PM
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One night... maybe two at the most. Once I get a little heat in there how do I make sure I"ve gotten all the water out? Shop vac on "blow" in the main intake hose?

take the cover off the impeller remove all the hoses that are attached to the water pump

I'd skip blowing the hose thing
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:03 PM
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Drain the exhaust manifolds, drain the block, pull the hoses on the raw water pump, drain the trans cooler, and the mufflers. You should have ware running out of the block and manifolds. If so your probably OK.

Trouble light as suggested earlier should do the trick if it's not too cold.
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