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Old 10-12-2002, 07:22 PM
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How cold does it have to get to freeze and break something on a boat? Of course 32* is freezing but wouldn't have to get into the twenty's for a while to hurt somthing!!

It's going to get close to 32 tonight, some weathermen are saying 31 some 33, so what I'm asking is Do I need to go get the boat and put it inside?? The weatherman said he hasn't winterized his yet!!
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Old 10-12-2002, 08:13 PM
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It wont freeze over in one nights time at 30 degrees. We leave the baja in wet dock well into november, never froze anything, i do start it up and run it for a few minutes when it is getting around low 30s for a low.
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You can always toss a shop light in there to make sure.

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I wouldn't worry about it. It would take a REAL LONG time to freeze water at only 30*. If thats the overnight low, then it will only be at 30* for an hour or so. I've had my boat in the water at the marina when the low has been 20* and never had a problem.
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Do places that have boating really get that cold?
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Old 10-13-2002, 01:43 PM
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Cool Thanks Guy's!! I thought you northerner's would have a answer!!

I always worry about it on the "First" freeze of the season!!
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We did an unscientific test last winter and it took over twenty four hours at 20 degrees F to freeze solid enough to do damage.
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Musta had to use a freezer for that test down there!!
I hear ya. It only gets down to 20 here if you haven't winterized.
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