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    So, after sitting down and planning the rest of my fall/winter hunting season, I realized I've never been out in the winter.
    I've always called the season quits in Sept. but after getting a new boat im able to spend the winter out in PWS doing some hunting.

    I was wondering what are somethings that need to be done while boating in the winter. What needs to be down to the outboards when planning on anchoring for a day or longer. Also what are some other concerns like icing?

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    Watch the weather, watch the weather, and watch the weather.

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    What kind of boat and what size? I assume you have a heater on board.
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    Winter storms + spray hitting sub-freezing surfaces = ice build up = top weight = sunk boat

    That's the worst case scenario... especially when you add in less boat traffic to render aid and poor visibility for air rescue and winter demobilization of a portion of the USCG assets. You could be all alone out there on top of being in crappy conditions.
    Winter is Coming...

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    I have a 22' Sea Dory with twin 50's. Just worried about the motors freezing up or something along those lines

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