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Old 10-11-2015, 06:17 AM
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Well its that time of year again fellas. Have to decide whether to pull boat out or leave it slipped all winter. Unless there is a good specific reason in regards to very cold water I'm inclined to keep it in the water. Reason for this it will be easier to do some interior stuff over the winter that otherwise I prob wouldn't do if blocked up. Also could use as a crash pad sometimes after a long night out downtown and maybe a weekend here or there.

So winterize of course either way. Its my understanding she has been left slipped at least the last 12 winters by the previous owner. So is there anything cold weather related I need to be concerned about? TIA
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where?
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where?
Baltimore, MD
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Oh.....wrong thread. I thought you meant....never mind.
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Originally Posted by Still Stoked View Post
Oh.....wrong thread. I thought you meant....never mind.
Lol😁 As I mentioned, I'm inclined to leave it in.
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At least till launch!!!
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Seriously though, its an inboard so do I have to worry about packing contracting in extreme cold water? Thru hauls? Anything else? The water is prob in mid to high 30's here in the winter sometimes down to freezing. I know last winter most of the harbor froze over although not sure how thick. I'm not too concerned with ice though since I won't be going out in it; should I be? Thanks
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Here in Texas and pretty much all the south, we dont pull out. We just keep going and going and keep her wet in the slips.
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We were over on the South River for a few years. We stayed in the water year around.

However, we were under cover, and the Marina ran Blubbers to keep the ice of the docks and hulls. Close & drain all thru hull fittings, along with normal winterizing, and you should be fine.
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leave it in,,,,enjoy it as much as possible,,,my thoughts anyway
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Ice has certainly been known to crack thru hulls , seacocks and wet exhaust parts, and can clog up scuppers to retain unwanted water and snow in the boat. Frozen dock lines can be weakened. Surrounding ice can chafe at the hull. if you have power going to a heater or ice eater or bubbler , power often goes out in storms.

Boats hauled for winter rarely sink on land, and clearing accumulated snow and ice is far less critical there. Do you really want to be going out on a slippery unshoveled dock in a blizzard to check boat and lines?

If you keep it in the water, be sure you let your insurance co. know and have appropriate ice damage coverage.
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Last winter was very cold, where you keep it, did it freeze over or not? If so use a bubbler or other device to keep the ice away. Now if you need to bottom paint again, why not leave her in until Dec. then take her out. Gives you all winter to shape her up and drop in again come spring.
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
Last winter was very cold, where you keep it, did it freeze over or not? If so use a bubbler or other device to keep the ice away. Now if you need to bottom paint again, why not leave her in until Dec. then take her out. Gives you all winter to shape her up and drop in again come spring.
The harbor did freeze over but I'm not sure how thick it got, did not have boat last winter. That's kinda what I'm thinking. My plan as of right this second is to leave slipped and complete all interior chores over the winter then in beginning of spring pull it cause o am planning on doing bottom paint, hull and topside - once temps are OK. Don't think bubbler is an option.
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Originally Posted by Still Stoked View Post
Oh.....wrong thread. I thought you meant....never mind.

.....boates interruptus......
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Originally Posted by JUST GOT RIVERRED View Post
The harbor did freeze over but I'm not sure how thick it got, did not have boat last winter. That's kinda what I'm thinking. My plan as of right this second is to leave slipped and complete all interior chores over the winter then in beginning of spring pull it cause o am planning on doing bottom paint, hull and topside - once temps are OK. Don't think bubbler is an option.
If other boaters at the same slip pull they're boats I'd follow suit until you know for sure. Depending on the current of the water one long cold snap could but you in deep. Let it rain heavy and then freeze up, your boat will hold water like a bucket with no way for the pumps or scuppers to work.
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I usually pull in Febuary, last year had an inch of ice around my boat in brackish water behind OC. I had three lights in my engine box but was concerned about ice trashing my transducers.

Good luck
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I pull out every time because I'm scared of having the inevitable accident from leaving it in.

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Ha, Ha, wont you enjoy longer if you leave it in? Pull for service when done? Im finished.
Im a mold. A fungi.

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Don't forget the bilge may freeze up. Then get a warm rain and it may not thaw fast enough, pushing the boat down - bad thru hull or low free board to scuppers may make for an unwelcome surprised
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every time i am done fishing i pull out. then before i fish again i slide it back in. 12 months a year.

neener neener.

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