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Old 03-31-2009, 02:02 PM
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Ive experienced that type of weather occasionally where I live..never had a problem..Another precaution is get a light bulb and clamp or a lamp to somewhere in your bilge..The heat from the bulb works..Good Luck. Jeff
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If its a bravo boat its really easy. Pull the intake hose off at the inner transom assembly, insert a funnel and start her up. You can use the -50 RV anti-freeze from wal-mart $3 per gallon run a few gallons thru the motor and your good to go.
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don't forget about the wind chill even if it is 25 what is it if your draggin it down the highway at 70

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Thanks for all the replys.

I should have mentioned only one night at 25. As soon as I get it home I will probably drain the water because it will go into storage for a couple of weeks.

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don't forget about the wind chill even if it is 25 what is it if your draggin it down the highway at 70
wind chill is only a property felt by the skin and has no affect on inanimate objects. The most a wind can do is speed the rate an object equalizes with actual temp.
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don't forget about the wind chill even if it is 25 what is it if your draggin it down the highway at 70
Wind chill doesnt affect it
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And you trust the weather forecasters?

Pick up 5 gallons of -50 degree AF on your way out of town. It ought to be cheap and will only take you 10 minutes to run through the engine. Even if you only 50% dilute the water in the block with the -50* AF, you are good for far colder temps that what you expect.

10 minutes of time well spent is worth days of worrying.

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If you are bent on not adding antifreeze, and you are looking for a few nights of warmth, put one or two 100W droplights suspended in the bilge overnight.
The risk isn't worth it! As someone who had to replace a block because I didn't think it would get cold enough ONE night. It did get cold enough!
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Inaminate, wow I am so impressed!!!

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Hey Jim,
You'd probably be fine... but if you think you're cutting it close, just drop a shop light in the bilge. Or, if you don't trust Jim Flowers, run the juice through it. Now post some pic's!!!
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I didn't read all the posts, just the first page. Don't beat yourself up over it. I'm in the same situation as you. I've allready dewinterized my boat and now am worried about the low of 29 tonight. I put a single light bulb lamp in my engine hatch, and as long as the electric doesn't go out, I won't worry. But no matter what anyone tells you, You WILL worry all night if you don't do something about it... right??? SO do something, and I think A lamp is good enough to satisfy my thoughts.
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