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Trailering in sub freezing temps

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Trailering in sub freezing temps

Post by Judge1948 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:59 pm

I plan to pull a U-22 for about 8 hrs in sub freezing temps this month. This wood hull is finished with a glass mat(mostly15oz.)and fiberglass lay up with medium density filler compound. Yes I will be winterizing engine with antifreeze before I leave. With out a long and detailed dissertation of my concerns, there anything I need to worry about with respect to the frigid temps along the way? ie cracking wood,fiberglass, popping screws. Or am I overthinking this? Slow and steady will be my plan. Thanks
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Re: Trailering in sub freezing temps

Post by drrot » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:41 am

Don't do it right after a snow storm. Wait till the salt has dried. Also hit a car wash when close to destination. Spray down the boat and trailer.
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1947 Penn Yan 12' Cartopper WXH474611
1950 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman U-22-1532
1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
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