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Thread: Hard water

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007

    Hard water

    Happy new year to you all...
    I have a problem or more like a question...

    I went to the marina to change out the tarp for one that would not let water in.. I live in Barrie ont, Canada.. snow belt to say the least.... roughly 3 ft of snow outside.. just letting you know that..

    So anyways. to my dismay.. I found 6 inches of ice on the cuddy floor, 1 inch of ice on the helm floor and 7-9 inches of water under the engine pretty much higher then the oil pan..

    The first thing I did was lift the front of the boat p more so that the angle would let he water drain out of the boat.. the drain plug was out..

    Anyone have any idea what I am going to find in the spring..
    logically the water will drain and ice will melt..

  2. #2
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    My Boats:
    35 Fountain/252 Formula
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    St.Peters,Mo/5mm LOTO/LEOPA
    it probebly won't be as bad as you think I had a cobalt as a second boat and a ice storm destroyed the cover and it was a block of ice and there was no harm . while its ice I don't think it is any harm. When it thaws clean it up.

  3. #3
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    2000 Superboat 24 Step Bottom - Fresh 501
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    Tulsa, OK
    Unless the water is confined in something, it shouldn't break something when it freezes. The reason engine blocks break when water freezes inside them is that it is a confined space and as the water expands it has nowhere to go but out through the side of the block. If it was just water in the bilge and floor, I doubt if there would be a problem.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Thanks guys....
    No water is really confined anywhere..I just like to see the water on the other side of the boat..

  5. #5
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    Mentor , Ohio
    Yolo ..... you still have snow up there ?

  6. #6
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    Oct 2003
    Wouldn't be concerned about it.

  7. #7
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    Oct 2007
    Well over the last few days of warmer temps and lots of rain we have lost over 3 ft ..full feet of snow. we have a bit here and there but looks like more is coming this weekend...
    the ice fishing season has all been come to a hault.. cooler temps will fix that though.. I cannot wait to get the boat back int he water..

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