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bkearney
04-11-2012, 11:43 AM
I decided to put the boat in early, and now there is a freeze warning for tonite. I tend to be on the paranoid side, so is there anything I should do easy in preperation?I have heard that putting a light bulb on in the engine compartment is an easy way to heat things up for one night. Any other suggestions?

KSmith
04-11-2012, 11:49 AM
You can toss a drop light in there, an old school light bulb not LED or florescent. Maybe a small AC heater. How low of temps and for what duration are you looking at? Where are you located?

pickle311
04-11-2012, 11:52 AM
The real concern is how cold is it supposed to get and how long is it supposed to get below 32?
If it's only going to be a light freeze for a few hours, I wouldn't go crazy with it. 1 or 2 shop lights in the engine compartment would be fine. If you're talking about a hard freeze for 8+ hours, I'd drain the block and put a heater in there.

bkearney
04-11-2012, 11:52 AM
Raleigh NC. They are saying hovering around 32/33 for the evening.

KSmith
04-11-2012, 01:12 PM
Raleigh NC. They are saying hovering around 32/33 for the evening.

Freeze wanring is 4-9 AM Thursday. Personally I wouldn't sweat it, but it wouldn't hurt to throw a drop light or two into the engine bay, cheap peace of mind.

z28ke
04-11-2012, 06:08 PM
It's not going to get near cold enough here to freeze the water in your boat tonight, if anything throw a work light in the engine compartment like everyone else said

jsly04XLV
04-11-2012, 06:33 PM
I'd second ^^^^^