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post #11 of Old 11-10-2010
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Originally Posted by WanderingStar View Post
Brad, I don't heat the engine room. I run the nontoxic antifreeze into the raw water part of the cooling system, and shut the seacock. When I want to sail I just repeat after. I find that the engine starts without preheating (no glow plugs) after a couple of spins to warm it. If it's reluctant, I use both batteries and turn it faster. Of course, I rarely try to start her below freezing, I don't want to sail then. I also find it takes a long cold time before the temp inside the boat falls below freezing.

Last winter your gave me a much needed fix of sailing. Are you going to let me reciprocate and go for a sail on our boat this winter?


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