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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    East Troy, WI


    If you not going to be using it for the whole winter season then just winterized it. Easy enough, and then your not sucking a ton of electricity all winter long. Block heaters are to get an engine warmed up quick to make cold weather starts easier, not really to maintain a constant long long period temp. I agree otherwise with the dual light bulb set up, but if you can afford a $20k+ boat, you can afford to winterized it and KNOW your engine will be safe all winter long. Just my opinion, and did not mean any of it to be rude.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Houston, TX

    Default Block Heater vs Winterizing

    Got the block warmer and 100w right now. Still haven't had a freeze. Hope to go out in the next 3 weeks.
    2007 Mobius LSV
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  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Portland Oregon

    Default Block Heater vs Winterizing

    Winterize over block heater. Really guys. 15 days. Must be rough. Since my boat sits for seven, eight, or nine months I drain the water out of it. Last winter my idiot neighbor left his 96 outback full of water outside and it still didn't freeze. Wouldn't be my luck.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama


    I have been known to ski/wakeboard in February. I went December 3rd, 2012. Not worth winterizing. Use the oil pan heater and I start it about every 3 weeks.
    Jack Beams
    '05 Outback DD
    325HP EFI Indmar

  5. #15
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Carlton Oregon


    I always winterize but part of that is because in my insurance policy it states i cant use the boat between 11/1 and 4/1 this also makes my policy cheaper.
    Malo <--- Means--Evil or Mean One. This explains a lot.
    2013 Mojo 2.5 Skylon Tower. Bestia < Beast >
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    6 SX65M Cabins
    6 XM9 Towers
    1 XI Big 15 Woofer in a custom Fiberglass box
    1 XI 1K Harpoon
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    1 XI 2500.1
    2 Interstate 2400U 6V Golf Cart Batterties
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