Here in Portland
, things normally don't get too cold in the winter, and when they do they don't stay cold too long. As a result, most of us leave our boats in the water
Ever few years, however, we get some arctic air and temps drop into the 20s or teens for awhile. It's in the twenties this morning and might go into the low teens tonight. The days normally get above freezing, but tomorrow the temp might only get to 30.
Now, my boat's in the water
, and I pumped a gallon of anti-freeze into the block of my Atomic 4 raw water
a couple of days ago. I've put a healthy dose of pink antifreeze
into the head
and pumped some through into the holding tank
. The freshwater tank is drained and dry.
I have a 90 watt air dryer running off shore power
, and I added a 60 watt bulb last night to add more heat into the boat.
I'm returning to the boat at lunch to check on the light, etc. Anything else to consider for keeping the boat safe for the next few days. By Sunday, this should pass. The thru hulls are closed on the water intake for the head
, and I'm tempted to temporarily close them on other thru hulls as well (although some are quite stiff).