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    Weather is suppose to be high 60s low 70s this weekend. I really want to take my boat out and try my new drysuit, the only problem is the low temperature for Monday is going to be in the low 20s. I keep my boat in a metal shed and worry that it will freeze up if I take it out. I don't have any electricity to put a heat lamp in. Should i take my boat out? If I do what can I do to prevent, it from freezing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snyderaaron View Post
    Weather is suppose to be high 60s low 70s this weekend. I really want to take my boat out and try my new drysuit, the only problem is the low temperature for Monday is going to be in the low 20s. I keep my boat in a metal shed and worry that it will freeze up if I take it out. I don't have any electricity to put a heat lamp in. Should i take my boat out? If I do what can I do to prevent, it from freezing?
    I would lean on the side that says no. I guess how cold is it supposed to get there and how long will that cold temperature last. If it only hits 28 for an hour then warms back up to 50 in the afternoon I wouldn't think the block and hoses would freeze solid enough to burst.

    I have been thinking the same thing here in GA. I am about to buy a dry suit thanks to the wonderful advice on this website but still a little nervous it will get cold again and stay cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadjitsu1 View Post
    I would lean on the side that says no. I guess how cold is it supposed to get there and how long will that cold temperature last. If it only hits 28 for an hour then warms back up to 50 in the afternoon I wouldn't think the block and hoses would freeze solid enough to burst.

    I have been thinking the same thing here in GA. I am about to buy a dry suit thanks to the wonderful advice on this website but still a little nervous it will get cold again and stay cold.
    Looks like a high of 45 and low of 25.
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    Personally I would hold off

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadjitsu1 View Post
    Personally I would hold off
    Thats not what I wanted to hear
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    I would have to agree and err on the side of caution
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    Is I take the drain plugs out of the engine and disconnect the hoses, will this prevent it?
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    Remove the J hose at your water pump and blow out the heater lines if you have them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zabooda View Post
    Remove the J hose at your water pump and blow out the heater lines if you have them.
    Is that everything, might try to pull it back to my garage too and hook up some heat lamps
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    What's more important? The drysuit working or the motor working? Save it for a day or two! The water isn't going to warm up as fast as the air is. If you have no means to put heat of some sort under the motor box to keep the temp above freezing you're playing with fire.
    Of course you could also run 15 gallons of antifreeze through your motor via a fake lake too if you want?
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