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Old 10-28-2010, 09:35 AM
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need some advice. boat is located up by the lake in indoor storage. this weekend they are calling for lows around 29-30 and highs in the upper 60's lower 70's. i have not drained the block yet. do you guys think it will be alright. was planning on winterize the following weekend.

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Old 10-28-2010, 09:56 AM
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Theoretically, you should be fine. The dip below 32 will not be long enough (most likely) to crack the block and you will have a bit of insulation on top of that. The water pump is a little thinner, but if I were to bet, I'd say you'll be fine.

If it's me, I'm getting up there to drain it. That's just me, the guy with the boat in his garage. Easy for me to say.
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:59 AM
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winterize? noooo. Just drain the block, and you'll be good to go for awhille yet, especially if your highs are in the 70's.

I'm sure if its inside and covered the cold will take ALONG time to get to it. had a freeze warning here in cincinnati this past weekend, my boat is semi-inside and i didnt have the block drained, i was absolutely fine.

If you have a heater, that'll be the first thing to go
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:13 AM
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need some advice. boat is located up by the lake in indoor storage. this weekend they are calling for lows around 29-30 and highs in the upper 60's lower 70's. i have not drained the block yet. do you guys think it will be alright. was planning on winterize the following weekend.

here is pic of the storage.

thanks.
Even if it hits 25, the temperature inside the storage unit will never get that low because the floor will radiate whatever it can. Also, the hull and motor box will help slow the heat loss.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:17 AM
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If you have a heater, that'll be the first thing to go
Those things eventually go belly up whether they freeze or not.
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:10 AM
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thanks for the input so far. here is my problem, my secretary is off today and tomorrow so i am stuck in the office. my daughter has a "play" at school early this evening and son has a football game tomorrow, oh and the boat is a hour away.

the freeze warning is mainly for friday night and then low temps all next week are in the mid to upper 40's.
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:28 AM
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Even if it hits 25, the temperature inside the storage unit will never get that low because the floor will radiate whatever it can. Also, the hull and motor box will help slow the heat loss.
Jim's right. You will be fine. Weather.com is showing a low of 33 now, and only for one hour. No worries.
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Only an hour away? I would loose more sleep than that laying awake wondering if it was freezing... You could be up and back in less than 2hrs 15min. Make a road trip!

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thanks for the input so far. here is my problem, my secretary is off today and tomorrow so i am stuck in the office. my daughter has a "play" at school early this evening and son has a football game tomorrow, oh and the boat is a hour away.

the freeze warning is mainly for friday night and then low temps all next week are in the mid to upper 40's.
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I think you'll be fine. Especially since the boat is inside.
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No problems at that temp. Enjoy the daughter's play.
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