Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania
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This winter has been mild so far in the Northeast US, but before it is over the river where my boat is wet stored will ice over with up to 6" of ice. The marina deploys "ice eaters" to keep water moving around the boats and docks. Great as long as the power stays on.
In addition to making sure the mufflers for the main engine and genset have plenty of antifreeze, I also winterize all of my thru hulls and sea water strainers. I try to close thru hulls with antifreeze inside the closed valves. The main body of the thru hull fittings and the muffler are not in contact with the outside water. They are affected primarily by air temperature inside the boat.
It may be overkill, but a cold snap with a power failure at the marina could really test all of my efforts.
Last edited by HerbDB; 12-19-2006 at 02:12 AM.