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Re: Use of 1gm10 through the winter
You should be fine.. If you place an incandescent light bulb or a low wattage heater in the engine compartment your engine and oil will be warmer and the engine will be much more willing to start easily (assuming you have shore power available)
If there's a chance of a cold snap/freeze conditions suggest you be sure (if you don't already) to isolate your RW intake, esp with a glass strainer.. if that freezes and you sink you'll have difficulty collecting on any insurance.. happened to a friend of ours a few years back. He had heat on board, but a cold snap and power failure did him in...
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