Jump to content

 

Welcome to TheMalibuCrew!

As a guest, you are welcome to poke around and view the majority of the content that we have to offer, but in order to post, search, contact members, and get full use out of the website you will need to Register for an Account. It's free and it's easy, so don't hesitate to join the TheMalibuCrew Family today!

Afun

Deep Freeze in TN after going out on my boat a few times....

Recommended Posts

Afun

Drain the block and the cats....correct! This is BS!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CJAY

Early season is risky man. It was in the 70s here in Colorado on Sat, it snowed here yesterday

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jimmypooh

I would also make sure to get the water out of the impeller, and v-drive. Don't forget the heater if you have one, that will be the first to freeze. Some guys just run an incandescent light in the engine compartment if it's only for a short time.

Edited by Jimmypooh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cap305

Draining mine tomorrow morning along with some other diagnostics. Thanks Mother Nature.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ahopkinsVTX

They are saying snow here tonight so we are in the same boat, pun intended.

Who cares though it was more than worth it to get out on the water!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
nyryan2001

one night of 28 degs = 65w light bulb in the engine compartment for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
oldjeep

I wound up putting my shop heater up in the front garage last night since the VTX was in heated storage and not completely drained when I bought it. Supposed to be below freezing intermittently for the next few days. Not much chance of the garage actually getting down to 32, but not worth the risk.

Edited by oldjeep

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
pook77

Early season is risky man. It was in the 70s here in Colorado on Sat, it snowed here yesterday

WTF... the lake opens in like 2 weeks. Mother nature needs to knock this crap off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NorrisMike

I wouldn't worry about draining. Especially if your boat is stored in a garage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Afun

I would also make sure to get the water out of the impeller, and v-drive. Don't forget the heater if you have one, that will be the first to freeze. Some guys just run an incandescent light in the engine compartment if it's only for a short time.

You will take it as far as pulling the Vdrive hoses?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Afun

I wouldn't worry about draining. Especially if your boat is stored in a garage.

Still gets pretty cold in that aluminum structure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Raimie

They are saying snow here tonight so we are in the same boat, pun intended.

Who cares though it was more than worth it to get out on the water!

Agreed. I put the Malibu in the garage. I feel that will be sufficient to make it though a couple cold days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jimmypooh
You will take it as far as pulling the Vdrive hoses?

Up to you but it only takes an extra 3 mins.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BlastRlxi

Planning to put the boat in and on the lift next Saturday. I hope this one cold night is the last or I might have to reconsider.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Murphy8166

Down here is TX we are going to hit low 30's tonight - but will not seeing freezing temperatures.

Just a longer than normal winter I guess.

AFun - I would pull the plugs and hoses....You have invested soooo much in that surf wake that it would really suck to be out a month with a rebuild. I know the likelihood of it happening is extremely low / but not a gamble I'd be willing to take.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
nyryan2001

always looking for the good..... these spuratic late freezes wreak havok on mosquitos and flies, hatching eggs right now.... which is fine by me. I got nailed a few times already this last weekend by horse flies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cory

Just open up all the cushions and compartments and put a space heater set at 60 in the boat. And of course, put the cover on tight.

Edited by Cory

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Afun

Just open up all the cushions and compartments and put a space heater set at 60 in the boat. And of course, put the cover on tight.

Too many stories about fires with those things.....just my IMO

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
isellacuras

Drain heater and shower for sure. Can use a caged incandescent drop light down low in he motor compartment. Personally, I'd pull drain plugs and hoses as it only takes a couple minuets.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Afun

Drain heater and shower for sure. Can use a caged incandescent drop light down low in he motor compartment. Personally, I'd pull drain plugs and hoses as it only takes a couple minuets.

I am going to do Jhose, Cats, block

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bill_AirJunky

Too many stories about fires with those things.....just my IMO

Then get a bilge heater.... actually designed for the purpose.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Afun

Then get a bilge heater.... actually designed for the purpose.

$$$$

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bill_AirJunky

$$$$

Come on. You spent 10 times as much on a stereo. And probably 300 times as much on the boat itself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jhartt3

i'm in KC its supposed to drop below 32 for 6 hours and bottom out at 27 degrees. this isnt enough time to freeze a block. my boat is outside on a lift. i dont anticipate needing to drain it or put a bulb in there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...