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    Default Winter time in my bilge

    So just wondering what yíall do about keeping the bilge from freezing in your aluminum out board boats. Wanting to go out but during the last warm spell my bilge filled and froze just deep enough that one of my pumps is frozen in. Unfortunately I donít have a shop big enough to let her thaw first. My boat is sloped back and drains open. Also what to do once Iím out to prevent snow melt and rain water from freezing in the bilge. Thinking electric heaters for the initial thaw


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    My buds put a little bio antifreeze in the bildge of theirs.
    Life's to short for an ugly boat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abel View Post
    My buds put a little bio antifreeze in the bildge of theirs.
    Hot water hose for thawing ice, drain, rv antifreeze for bilge.

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    Will do


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    Try plugging in an old incandescent shop light near the bilge for a heating source and cover with a hatch or tarp for a couple of days and then add RV antifreeze. This has worked for me in the past.

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