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For those of you who store your bass boat outside and winterize it, when does it become safe to de-winterize?

Do you wait until the morning temps (lows) are above 32 degrees?

 

Where I am, temps are at least high 40s, low 50s throughout the day - but the overnight/mornings sometimes still drop below freezing.

If I take the boat out this weekend for the first time, you think I'm at any risk for anything freezing during outdoor storage?

 

I'm likely being overly paranoid...

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I never winterize because I have access to a nuke power plant cooling lake in the winter.  I just make sure my livewells and lines are empty of water.  I drain my speedo and Water Pressure gauges after every trip.  We get plenty of cold weather/snow in between trips.  You will be fine.  

 

 

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Dewinterize?

 

When you're done, drain the live well and trim the motor straight to let the water drain. You can burp the motor if you want. I usually leave the livewell hatches open so they don't freeze shut.

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Toxic is right.  My boat is also stored outdoors with the fuel topped off and as soon as I am comfortable with the air temps for my own comfort, I just uncover it, load my gear drop it in the river, crank it up, let it run for 5 minutes and take off.

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