Who's getting ready to "put it up"?

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by ridepate, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. Dave S

    Dave S Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Upstate South Carolina
    I have a similar situation here but after talking with several folks including the techs at our Marina, everything should be OK when you are wet slipped (I think Chuck is wet slipped) because the water temperature is always in the 40s or above for the most part. In the event of a prolonged outage, you can start your motor and let it fully warm up. When you turn it off the heat from the motor will keep things warm enough for at least a day. It takes a prolonged drop of below freezing temperatures to damage an engine. If there are ongoing concerns about below freezing temperatures with no power, then I plan to drain my block too just to be on the safe side. If you store your boat on a trailer outside, then you really can't rely soley on a bilge heater in the event of a power failure.
  2. BruZerII

    BruZerII New Member

    Oct 17, 2006
    Elyria, Ohio
    1986 300 WE
    Twin 260 Mercruisers
    Pulled out yesterday and I winterized today :smt089 :smt089 :smt089
  3. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
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    Looks like Dave beat me to it. Yes I do slip it. Plan B if power went out for a long time and the lake was icing up would take one of my small generators like my Honda 1000 to the boat. Boy I hope I never have to worry about plan B :smt043

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