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Re: don't let the motor freeze....
As Arcb says, we of the frozen eastern Canadian lands are well used to dealing with cold weather. Iím actually a little surprised you saw such damage with only -11C temps. I suppose if it is sustained at that temperature you could see damage, but thatís not typically what we call a Ďhard freeze.í
Iíve always hauled my boats out for the winter, and always used the antifreeze route. Run it through until the exhaust spits out all the water. I test the outflow with a hydrometer to make sure whatís coming out is devoid of water.
After nearly two decades Iíve have had zero problems with the engine using this method. But I donít know your engine. Might be differentÖ
BTW, Iíve never (yet) had any freeze damage to my engine, but I have lost at least on pump due to poor winterizing. And Iíve seen engine blocks cracked by winter freeze. Itís not to be taken lightly.
Why go fast, when you can go slow.
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