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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    : Hudsonville, Mi (Port: Grand Haven, MI)
    Boat
    : Sea Ray
    Details
    : 2003 Sundancer 260DA
    Engine(s)
    : Mercruiser 5.0 MPI, Bravo-III OD
    Posts
    95

    How cold is too cold for my boat to be outside?

    Im taking my boat out of heated storage tonight and it may still get pretty cool around here in the mornings, so I ask will my boat be ok if it sits out. Do I need to worry about a frost overnight?

    Thanks
    Last edited by ppkaprince98; 04-13-2012 at 02:16 PM.
    CHRIS
    Livin it up in Lake Michigan!!!
    Sea Ray 2003 260 DA
    5.0 MPI Bravo III

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Charleston, WV
    Boat
    SeaRay
    Details
    2003 280 Sundancer
    Engine(s)
    496 MAG
    Posts
    671

    Re: How cold is too cold for my boat to be outside?

    you will be fine.. many "cheep" folks who store their boats at my marina do not even bother to cover them other than the mooring cover. Must be time for wax on wax off???

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Lake Guntersville, Tennessee River, Alabama
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    1998 250 DA
    Engine(s)
    7.4L, B3
    Posts
    2,879

    Re: How cold is too cold for my boat to be outside?

    "a frost overnight" won't hurt you. Temps below 30 for hours on end is a different story. Ask yourself What temperatures do you expect and for how long? What are the temps expected to be during the day? This time of year I doubt you'll have much to worry about unless Hudsonville is some how excluded from global warming.
    Aweigh 4 Awhile
    1998 250 DA
    7.4L B3

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    : Hudsonville, Mi (Port: Grand Haven, MI)
    Boat
    : Sea Ray
    Details
    : 2003 Sundancer 260DA
    Engine(s)
    : Mercruiser 5.0 MPI, Bravo-III OD
    Posts
    95

    Re: How cold is too cold for my boat to be outside?

    Well we had frost last night and tonight they say 32 for a low, but afternoon temps are 50 - 70 deg.
    CHRIS
    Livin it up in Lake Michigan!!!
    Sea Ray 2003 260 DA
    5.0 MPI Bravo III

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Above Cape Ann
    Boat
    Sea Ray
    Details
    02' 280 DA
    Engine(s)
    496 w BIII
    Posts
    3,639

    Re: How cold is too cold for my boat to be outside?

    You'd have to be at or below freezing for several days before it would cause any harm. The only thing will be that you will have to wait for it to warm up before you can wax.

    Henry
    Ciao Bella - '02 280 DA - 496 MAG B III
    Air Bella - '07 Zodiac Fastroller -T 6' Alu & Plastic Oars


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