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Old 10-03-2012, 12:30 PM
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I don't think you will have any worry with the block freezing. However, there are some corrosion inhibition benefits from filling your block with Propylene Glycol (RV Antifreeze). I store my boat in an attached garage in northeast Texas. I do the antifreeze these days just for whatever corrosion protection it may provide.
Those Nautanks arent as tough as Mastercrates
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:32 PM
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That Nautanks arent as touch as Mastercrates
They are certainly not as tough to add antifreeze to. Just drain, unhook the hose going to the thermostat housing, raise it up, and pour the antifreeze in. Takes 5 minutes.

Of course, since his 83 has a PCM motor, he can do the same thing!
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:50 PM
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:56 PM
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They are certainly not as tough to add antifreeze to. Just drain, unhook the hose going to the thermostat housing, raise it up, and pour the antifreeze in. Takes 5 minutes.

Of course, since his 83 has a PCM motor, he can do the same thing!
LOL! dang typos!
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:22 PM
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I don't think you will have any worry with the block freezing. However, there are some corrosion inhibition benefits from filling your block with Propylene Glycol (RV Antifreeze). I store my boat in an attached garage in northeast Texas. I do the antifreeze these days just for whatever corrosion protection it may provide.
That's what I am doing now as well. Fluid in risers...etc...prevent oxidation - due to know oxygen...so you may see black rust come spring...but it does not eat steel like red rust.

Di-Potassium Phosphate is used in fact it is the only corrosion inhibitor found in most RV/Marine antifreeze.

http://www.peakauto.com/resources-te...speaking.shtml
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:42 PM
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Good to know you've seen the light. I mean hey, can't hurt, right? ;-)
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:00 PM
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I had outstanding water to surf and board last weekend at our lake outside KC. Was hoping to squeeze another day in before calling it a season, but didnt happen this week.

I'm also planning to store my XStar at Subtropolis this winter, but was hoping to wait until the end of October to pull boat out of lake for storage. Unfortunately, a cold front moved into the Midwest towards the end of the week and weatherman called for freezing temps Saturday night.

Sure enough, temperature dropped below freezing for about 3 hours last night and I was worried sick that water in the coolant system might freeze. I consider taking a small portable electic heater to marina last night and placing it in rear locker to keep engine warm. I decided not to use heater because of possible risk of fire.

Instead, I set alarm for 4am this morning and went out to marina and dropped boat in the drink to run engine and warm her up. Ran boat in slip for 20 minutes around 5am and then lifted XStar back out of water, closed her up, and went home to get an hour of shut eye.

Did I overreact to the 1st frost of the year?????
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:16 PM
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Being on the water even on lift is like an insulator this early in the off season...Miss Rita brought it up earlier in another thread. All that steam you see on water when the temp dives is heat leaving the water....
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:24 PM
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I had outstanding water to surf and board last weekend at our lake outside KC. Was hoping to squeeze another day in before calling it a season, but didnt happen this week.

I'm also planning to store my XStar at Subtropolis this winter, but was hoping to wait until the end of October to pull boat out of lake for storage. Unfortunately, a cold front moved into the Midwest towards the end of the week and weatherman called for freezing temps Saturday night.

Sure enough, temperature dropped below freezing for about 3 hours last night and I was worried sick that water in the coolant system might freeze. I consider taking a small portable electic heater to marina last night and placing it in rear locker to keep engine warm. I decided not to use heater because of possible risk of fire.

Instead, I set alarm for 4am this morning and went out to marina and dropped boat in the drink to run engine and warm her up. Ran boat in slip for 20 minutes around 5am and then lifted XStar back out of water, closed her up, and went home to get an hour of shut eye.

Did I overreact to the 1st frost of the year?????
I ended up filling my block with antifreeze since it wasn't going to be in the caves for a month at least. I think you did good. What lake is your boat on?

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