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    Winterization question

    Trying to think ahead here.... I have an enclosed boathouse for my boat and (2) Px's at our lake house. This winter I really don't want to bring them back to my basement- is there a heater that can be used inside the hull to prevent me from going through a bunch of trouble this fall??

    Wondering the same about my boat as well.

    Anyone ever use something like this to keep skis over the water? I have power there and thinking of something that would keep the inside around 65 or so (and heats when needed inside the hull) all while skis are on the lifts.

    In the past I've never had to winterize because toys were always indoors and heated.

    Thanks!!


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    Or you could winterize it?

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    For the 30 minutes it takes, why would you not do it? If you lose power, you are in trouble if it gets cold.

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    I have a 25kw generator with auto transfer switch to the whole house (including the 80 service line to the boathouse). Loosing power would be for 8 seconds.

    I was just looking for an easier way because in Alabama it can get to 20 one night and up to 80 the next during winter months. Not all the time but it's drastic at times and I don't want to winterize and un-winterize 20-25 times throughout our "winter" season.

    I know the question sounded like a rookie, but there was some thought behind it.

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    A mechanics/shop light with a 60w incandescent bulb will do the trick. That's what I do when the temperature drops considerably in NC. You could actually wire a thermostat to make it come on at set temperature. Or buy a heat strip used for wrapping for plumbing pipes.

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    Great idea, that's ingenuity right there, thanks!!

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