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post #14 of Old 10-13-2011
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I have sailed for over 50 years and I use (2) 3/4 hp Kasco De-icers on my 30 ft sloop and they keep both my sailboat and dock clear of ice all winter long , I live here in N.Indiana and sail her out off New Buffalo,mi. I use two because if one goes down I will still have one working, and one will still keep an area of about 70 ft circle, you all need to go on the Kasco web site and watch there vid and how they used one 3/4 hp de-icer to keep open a breather hole for a whale rescue. Between my de-icers and a fellow about 15 slips down from me we keep the water open on C deck (50 slips) all winter long . about 3 years ago his de-icer went out and ice started to frezze up around his boat --about 4 inch and we made a 15 " hole and set a new one and about 1 day later ice was gone , watch there fid --- SEABEE
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