Harbor freezing over

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  1. B BARKER

    B BARKER Member

    93
    Apr 20, 2014
    TENNESSEE RIVER- CLIFTON,TN
    1974 CENTURY ARABIAN 454 CRUSADER MARINE V-DRIVE.. ALSO 1987 SEA RAY 390 EXPRESS CRUISER..
    454 MERCRUISER 340 INBOARDS
    Our harbor froze over last night and a thin layer if ice about 1/4" is all around boat should I start breaking it up or will that just make it worse. I have never had to deal with this before ?? One more night of freezing and its warming up to the 40's and 50's and rain for a couple of days...
     
  2. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Active Member

    934
    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    I would just leave it since it's going to be above freezing today and for the rest of the week.
     
  3. hottoddie

    hottoddie Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2012
    Boston/Cape Cod
    1986 Sea Ray 390 Express
    Garmin 4212 Chartplotter
    Garmin 24 HD Radar
    Garmin GSD 22 Sounder
    Garm
    454 Crusaders
    Don't worry about it. Where we are there are 25 boats in the water all winter and at time the ice can get a foot thick. We control the ice with "ice eaters" but in the 10 years if been here no boats have had damage caused by the ice.
     
  4. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Nah, the ice won't hurt anything on your boat/hull. You don't have anything to worry about. Some boats stay in the water with ice much thicker than 1/4".
     
  5. Dancin Dave

    Dancin Dave Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 9, 2006
    Rowayton, Ct
    580 SSS 1997
    CAT 3408 800 hp
    The ice was 3" thick last week by the end of the cyclone bomb. My insurance company requires 2 bubblers for my size boat so I would imagine any boat that is insured would require at least 1.
     
  6. Dancin Dave

    Dancin Dave Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 9, 2006
    Rowayton, Ct
    580 SSS 1997
    CAT 3408 800 hp
    IMG_5034.JPG IMG_5036.JPG
     
  7. Dancin Dave

    Dancin Dave Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 9, 2006
    Rowayton, Ct
    580 SSS 1997
    CAT 3408 800 hp
    IMG_5039.JPG Take a look up stream, no bubblers. Imagine a boat tied to that dock.
     

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