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Old 10-18-2004, 11:14 AM
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Yup, that's the one!
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Old 10-18-2004, 11:47 AM
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Do dipstick heaters work?
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Old 10-18-2004, 07:51 PM
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Do dipstick heaters work?
they are usually less than 100 watts, and as stated above wont protect the oil or power steering cooler, engine compartment needs to be above freezing. dip stick heater most likely wont help against manifolds freezing.
you would really need to monitor the internal engine compartment.
"Brian" Sydwayz had a great Idea with that remote temp.
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Brian, you can winterize both engines in less than 2 hours, 90 minutes or less if there's an extra pair of hands to help. So I'll bite, why are you looking at bilge heaters?
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Old 10-19-2004, 07:59 PM
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I did it with a buddy in 1/2 an hour, we pull the thermostats so it is fast. I pour it into a funnel on the muffs and it sucks like a ho, then he fogs at the last 3 gallons. I used 6 in each. It was $60.
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Brian,
If you want one let me know. I know some idiot that works at Boaters World
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Eh, call me anal. I even have 496HOs with fresh water cooling and the air pump system to drain the motors of fresh sea water. I just don't plan on doing to fully monty winterizing because the boat is supposed to be going to FL for the winter.
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Boater's World and West Marine both carry a new line of marine bilge heaters that are small and easy to mount, XtremeHeaters. I have a buddy with one and he has been happy with it, YMMV.
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Re: Automatic Engine Compartment Heater..

WWW.XTREMEHEATERS.COM
IT EVEN LOOKS COOL ENOUGH FOR A GOOD LOOKING ENGINE COMPARTMENT
they are small and can be mounted permanent out of the way
so you can enjoy those awesome days that always pop up
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