Getting Cold in Maryland Friday

jkraft

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Oct 25, 2012
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Perry Hall, Maryland
Forecast says 21 Degrees here Friday night. My HT is sitting in the water in a slip with no electric. Water temp is about 60 degrees now I think. Think she is ok with no antifreeze or should I go down and pump some through her?
 

Holty

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Feb 12, 2003
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Huntington Station, NY
I think she will be fine. The warm water will keep her warm enough in the engine box. You could place a blanket over the engine to help retain the temp also. My girl comes home on Friday late in the afternoon. I am going to do the small heater in the bilge as I won't have time to pickle her. I will be using flashlights to take care of the fresh water and AC system. Fun stuff!!

regards Holty
 

pilarboat

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Apr 19, 2016
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Forecast says 21 Degrees here Friday night. My HT is sitting in the water in a slip with no electric. Water temp is about 60 degrees now I think. Think she is ok with no antifreeze or should I go down and pump some through her?
Forecast says 21 Degrees here Friday night. My HT is sitting in the water in a slip with no electric. Water temp is about 60 degrees now I think. Think she is ok with no antifreeze or should I go down and pump some through her?

Salt water freezes at 17 degrees after ten hours.
 

Salmonslammer

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Jun 10, 2016
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I'm in MI and we got down to the mid 20's last night.... I stuck a 300w work light in the engine compartment and covered the seat with a packing blanket. Was 52 in there this am when I checked it with the IR thermometer.

Last fish for me tomorrow am.....Always a sad day!
 

Maraian

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Dec 18, 2015
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Annapolis, MD
In the past, I had run the engine up to temp the night before a cold snap and it was fine. I think if you also cover with a blanket you will be ok as it will be in the 40's the day before and after the overnight low. I did just find a lithium ion battery powered seat warmer that will heat for upto 4 hours on one charge, for insurance, but kind of pricey:
www.thegrommet.com/chaheati-travel-heated-seat-cover?utm_source=googlepla&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shoppingfeed&utm_content=1942-S-101&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4uyVxemx1wIVkTqBCh0FzQpvEAQYAyABEgLr1vD_BwE
 


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