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Thread: Keeping boat from freezing.
10-01-2010, 06:43 AM #1
Keeping boat from freezing.
Hey guys. I know there are guys on here that boat up till the temperture gets down pretty cold and all. I got a drysuit and stuff so I am starting to get where I can go longer and longer. But my question is when the temp at night is dropping down into the freezing range how are you guys keeping the boat motor from cracking? Or does everyone stop once that happens? Was just wondering. Right now the temp during the day has been aroudn the mid to upper 50s on some days. Not sure the temp at night. I want to keep boating but don't want to crack the block on my boat.2006 Mobius LSV
10-01-2010, 08:07 AM #2
her's a thread, peopl use work lights and blankets over the engine.
Not sure its cold enough yet at night or during the day. I f you boat is on the lake , the lake water will keep it warm enough not to freeze until late nov, dec.
water bottle trick is usually a good test.that will freez before your block
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10-01-2010, 02:08 PM #4
with a 100 watts in the bottom of engine compartment you can't be wrong____________
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10-02-2010, 02:51 AM #5
For those of you who understand physics and the difference between heat and temperature I have wondered what filling ballast with hot water would do overnight on cold nights before winterizing. I would think the heat in the large quantities would warm the boat overnight. Thoughts anyone?My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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10-02-2010, 05:53 PM #6
So a 60w light bulb puts off enough heat to keep the motor warm and not freezing up on me? My boat is kept out in the garage right now. Will try and move it to a shop soon so that the wind won't be as much of a factor. I figure wind chill might not help any.2006 Mobius LSV
10-02-2010, 08:49 PM #7Senior Member
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It would have to be below 32 for a couple days to hurt anything. I wouldnt want to push it that close though.
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10-02-2010, 08:51 PM #8
Interesting thought to use hot water. JV will need to check my math, but according to answers.com, a gallon of water weighs about 8.35 lbs, so a 750 lb sac would hold about 90 gallons. I think that would be a lot of H2O to heat and pay for if you're on county or city water in comparison to having a 100 watt bulb in the engine compartment.Drew
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10-03-2010, 07:14 AM #9
10-03-2010, 10:39 AM #10Senior Member
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I mean, I would be a little scared introducing an ignition source in the engine compartment 100% of the time like that. Just sayin.2013 LSV
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