winter boating

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by BKS72, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    I'm planning on doing some fishing this winter and was wondering what I needed to look out for as far as my boat was concerned. I'm sure I need to make sure the lower unit is drained good after every trip, but not sure what else. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks,

    Branden
     
  2. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Branden, Although, it does not get as cold here in Arkansas as it does further up north but when we do have weather below freezing, I put a heating pad on my boat. some say there is not enough water left in the motor to harm anything but I do not take a chance. Just my pet peeve. :D
     

  3. Nobody Special

    Nobody Special New Member

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    One thing I'm going to be certain to do is unhook the water pressure guage and plug the line. Mine froze and busted last year and I don't want to have to shell out another 50 bucks this year.

    Also, even though I plan to use mine this winter, I still but Stabil in it and everything I own just in case it has to sit a while.
     
  4. Doctor

    Doctor Member

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    I have had the same thing happen to my pressure gauge, makes for a real mess during the winter, now I have a tee just behind the gauge with a valve under the dash, I can reach up open the valve, drains the water from the gauge into a cup and I'm all set, I like to keep my eye on that gauge during the winter months............Doc
     
  5. Nobody Special

    Nobody Special New Member

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    Good idea. I think I'll try to find something to hook mine up like that.