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    Cold Weather In PNW

    Tacoma spent over 13 hours below 32 degrees yesterday-
    today. I don't have any heating in my boat in its slip. Should
    I be worried?

    https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/ti...um=168&wfo=sew
    1994 2859 in Tacoma, WA
    7.4 Mercruiser
    Still learning about other systems
    and specs.

    #2
    Concerned yes; however, you probably dodged the bullet if the water in the harbor was in the upper 30s or better.

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    • builderdude
      builderdude commented
      Editing a comment
      Agree, Tacoma sea temps are somewhere around 45* this time of year.

    #3
    I always winterize just in case. Engines, fresh water system, HVAC. We had a few boats in the marina have fresh water lines burst because of the cold temps last year.
    Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
    1998 3055 Ciera
    (yes, a 1998)
    Previous boat: 1993 3055
    Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
    Sea Doo XP
    Sea Doo GTI SE
    Life is short. Boats are cool.
    The family that plays together stays together.
    Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club

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      #4
      Your probably ok. The temp of the water your moored in is well above freezing and will keep your engine bay and hull a bit warmer than the outside air temps (wind blowing into the engine bay through the ventilators is what can get things cold enough to freeze). I'm assuming your in salt so it doesn't freeze at 32 anyway. Your potable water lines on the other hand will freeze at 32 but you still have the surrounding water temp being warmer working in your favor. Just double, triple check things next time your at the boat.
      Dave
      Edmonds, WA
      "THE FIX"
      '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
      (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
      The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
      Misc. projects thread
      https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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        #5
        Just make sure the thruhulls are closed. I agree that the potable water system is the greater risk. If I had a problem it was at connection or the galley sink faucet.
        P/C Pete
        Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
        1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
        Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
        1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
        MMSI 367770440
        1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
        Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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          #6
          Originally posted by Pcpete View Post
          Just make sure the thruhulls are closed.
          I bought a very nice 38ft sailboat one time due to the seawater intake NOT being closed, and when the seawater strainer froze and broke, the boat sank in its slip... set on its keel, with 2ft of water inside. it was a give away price that I couldnt pass up, due to the boat NOT being insured and the owner unable to repair it himself.... I shut the valve off, pumped it out and refloated it. then I fixed it up without a trace of it being sank, used it a few years and when I sold it, I acquired a nice amount of the rare and elusive "profit" one rarely hears about when used in relation to a boat....

          anyone can can be the wining side or the losing side of a situation like this, depending on the timing and their choices...




          NU LIBERTE'
          Salem, OR

          1989 Bayliner 2556 Convertible
          5.7 OMC Cobra - 15.5x11 prop
          N2K equipped throughout..
          2014 Ram 3500 crew cab, 6.7 Cummins
          2007 M-3705 SLC weekend warrior, 5th wheel
          '04 Polaris Sportsman 700 -- '05 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO
          Heavy Equipment Repair and Specialty Welding

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            #7
            Centerline, the problem was it was a sailboat! She who must be obeyed would never allow me to do that.....in her words “they tip”.
            P/C Pete
            Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
            1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
            Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
            1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
            MMSI 367770440
            1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
            Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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              #8
              Originally posted by Pcpete View Post
              Centerline, the problem was it was a sailboat! She who must be obeyed would never allow me to do that.....in her words “they tip”.
              Correct. the problem was it was a sailboat which is why we sold it. it was nice, it was fun, but because im not fully retired (not enough free time), and the boat couldnt be trailered, we were captive to the waters in which the boat floated...
              BUT.... tell her that "must be obeyed" the UPSIDE to the tipping sailboat is, when it tips with its rail below the water, the keel will bring it back up to be perfectly seaworthy to carry on, without problems or damage.... but when a power boat tips with its rail below the water, its just not so.....


              NU LIBERTE'
              Salem, OR

              1989 Bayliner 2556 Convertible
              5.7 OMC Cobra - 15.5x11 prop
              N2K equipped throughout..
              2014 Ram 3500 crew cab, 6.7 Cummins
              2007 M-3705 SLC weekend warrior, 5th wheel
              '04 Polaris Sportsman 700 -- '05 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO
              Heavy Equipment Repair and Specialty Welding

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                #9
                Originally posted by Pcpete View Post
                Centerline, the problem was it was a sailboat! She who must be obeyed would never allow me to do that.....in her words “they tip”.
                only if the sails are being used
                Dave
                Edmonds, WA
                "THE FIX"
                '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
                (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
                The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                Misc. projects thread
                https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                  #10
                  Yup builder. Many many years ago we chartered a sailboat. I grew up with a 27’ Fairliner, great boat, but I remember annual fuel bills of over $1000......at 33 cents a gallon at the marina! We were gone all the time. I figured if she who must be obeyed enjoyed sailing, boating would be kinda affordable. Well, everything was fine on the auxiliary, but reach for a halyard? Not on my life after the first move toward one. As it was at the dock it was “too tippy”. That was 38 years ago. Even now I have to be careful to keep the ship trimmed.

                  The powerboats I run don’t have sails.......canvas doesn’t count.
                  P/C Pete
                  Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
                  1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
                  Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
                  1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
                  MMSI 367770440
                  1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
                  Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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                    #11
                    My new Uniflite is moored in Port Orchard/ Bremerton area... probably the coldest area around here, low to mid teens past few days.
                    I have 160 gallons of fresh water under the after cabin master matress which is well above the water line.
                    I don't do anything to it.
                    Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
                    Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
                    93 3058 sold
                    92 2855 (day boat)
                    91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
                    Longbranch WA
                    Life is Good

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