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I sail a boat on Long Island Sound that has a Universal M-18. We would like to extend our season as long as possible. The winters the last couple of years have been very warm. We still had jellyfish in the water last week end. Fresh water and head we can just winterize and not use.
The engine of course is a different problem. We need the engine to get to and from our doc. I live only 15 minutes from the doc so babysitting is no problem.
What can we do to be ready to sail on the warm days and not ruin the engine on the cold days?
Changing the oil and filters is easy enough.
The raw water is a problem. Is there an easy to way to rig an instant (after every sail) winterize.
A heater in the right place?
Maybe a circulator that runs all the time?
I could easily check on the boat every two three days but I'm not living aboard.
If it turns really cold jan, feb of course we would do the regular winterize.
Just trying to see how far we can push it safely.
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