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Old 05-04-2005, 11:13 AM
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I have been told (and this makes sense) that if the boat is stored on a lift over the water - you will be less affected by the cold. The heat is released from the lake and keeps tempuratures warmer around the boat (unless of course the water is frozen . The warmer the water the better - obviously in the fall it would be like having a huge heater under the boat. However, the effect still exists in the winter. Just my opinion though - don't sue me if you get your block cracked!!
possibly ture, but you can't go wrong by draining the block
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Old 05-04-2005, 11:16 AM
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Dont forget that metal temp (block is metal) is typically 10-15 degrees colder than the air. I know this because of painting metal. Stupid stuff that stays in my head.
I respectfully disagree. It's absolutely impossible for metal to become colder then the steady state outside air temperature. Metal can lag behind in increasing or decreasing temperature, because of the mass and the rate of heat transfer.
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Old 05-04-2005, 10:57 PM
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I also face the same issues in the spring and fall. I found this solution on another forum, http://www.wakesiderides.com/forums/...howtopic=12059 . I am going to setup my shower and heater this way. How I just need to figure out how to drain the raw water pump easily. At a minimum drain the block, itís the most expensive part. Jamie
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Old 05-04-2005, 11:08 PM
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Be aware electrical solutions are liable to have spark and BOOM. Power surges, outages, etc. I've never seen it, but guy that installed my lift said it happens quite a bit.


He also said dropping the boat in the water overnight is pretty good solution as water should be pretty warm compared to freezing air.
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Old 05-04-2005, 11:12 PM
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Quick disconnects are awesome.... That was a nice explanation.
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Old 05-04-2005, 11:20 PM
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Be aware electrical solutions are liable to have spark and BOOM. Power surges, outages, etc. I've never seen it, but guy that installed my lift said it happens quite a bit.
They make engine compartment heaters that are spark proof. A little pricey, but better than going BOOM! See it here
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Old 05-05-2005, 12:22 AM
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Pretty neat, never saw this before, but pretty pricey! Just hope Sizzler realizes his drop light probably isn't BOOM proof!
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Old 05-05-2005, 12:41 AM
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These things work awesome. 200 watts (and all of the heat goes into the engine), it takes 5 seconds to stick it on or take it off your oil pan, sealed to prevent shorts...... and it's 32 bucks.
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...netic%20heater

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Old 05-05-2005, 06:14 AM
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The price is much more appealling!
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Old 05-05-2005, 07:24 AM
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These things work awesome. 200 watts (and all of the heat goes into the engine), it takes 5 seconds to stick it on or take it off your oil pan, sealed to prevent shorts...... and it's 32 bucks.
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...netic%20heater
I use these on my diesel tractors. They are great. I'll also add that they are sold at Tractor Supply type stores.
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