How cold is too cold for my boat to be outside?

Discussion in 'Winterizing' started by ppkaprince98, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. ppkaprince98

    ppkaprince98 New Member

    125
    Sep 1, 2011
    : Hudsonville, Mi (Port: Grand Haven, MI)
    : 2004 340 Sundancer
    : Twin 8.1L V-drive mercs
    Im taking my boat out of heated storage tonight and it may still get pretty cool around here in the mornings, so I ask will my boat be ok if it sits out. Do I need to worry about a frost overnight?

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2012
  2. wvsundancer

    wvsundancer New Member

    651
    Apr 12, 2010
    Charleston, WV
    2003 280 Sundancer
    496 MAG
    you will be fine.. many "cheep" folks who store their boats at my marina do not even bother to cover them other than the mooring cover. Must be time for wax on wax off???
     
  3. mwph

    mwph Active Member

    Jul 8, 2008
    Lake Guntersville, Tennessee River, Alabama
    1998 250 DA
    7.4L, B3
    "a frost overnight" won't hurt you. Temps below 30 for hours on end is a different story. Ask yourself What temperatures do you expect and for how long? What are the temps expected to be during the day? This time of year I doubt you'll have much to worry about unless Hudsonville is some how excluded from global warming.
     
  4. ppkaprince98

    ppkaprince98 New Member

    125
    Sep 1, 2011
    : Hudsonville, Mi (Port: Grand Haven, MI)
    : 2004 340 Sundancer
    : Twin 8.1L V-drive mercs
    Well we had frost last night and tonight they say 32 for a low, but afternoon temps are 50 - 70 deg.
     
  5. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Above Cape Ann
    02' 280 DA
    496 w BIII
    You'd have to be at or below freezing for several days before it would cause any harm. The only thing will be that you will have to wait for it to warm up before you can wax.

    Henry
     

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