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Old 10-10-2006, 05:21 PM
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How long does it have to be below freezing before a block/heads will freeze enough to cause some damage?? I just received a message that it will be going down to 20-25 degrees in N.W. Illinois tomorrow night. My boat is outside with water in the blocks. I am about an hours drive away. Do I need to put a heater by the motors or roll the dice ??

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Old 10-10-2006, 05:27 PM
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Never Can Be Too Careful With The Cost These Days To Replace A Motor, But The Rule Of Thumb Is That It Would Have To Be 20-25 Degrees Sustained For At Least A Day Or Two To Do Any Damage. It Takes 10 Minutes To Drop A Light Bulb Extension Cord Just To Be Extra Safe, But It Is Not Suppose To Hold The Temperatures For Any Period Of Time.
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Old 10-10-2006, 05:33 PM
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correct! have no fear...Indian summer is near

upper 20's for a few hours at night not going to hurt anything. I've set thermometers in my bildge and you'd be surprised how warm she'll stay.

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Start Em Up For About 20 Or So Mins Then Go To Sleep.
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You can also wrap your drives in thick moving blankets which helps too.
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I have heard 24-48 hrs, you should be o.k. but it never hurts to be safe.
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:05 AM
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Electric dipstick oil heaters work OK as does the lightbulb trick.

20 gallons of Wal Mart RV antifreeze will ensure you have zero problems.
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You'll be fine.
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You should be fine for no longer then it will be below freezing. Don't you just love the Midwest? 90 deegrees last week and below freezing the next
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