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    Even though we do not have very cold weather down here is South Alabma i still have a few questions on proper winterizing techniques. Should i put an automatic heater in the engine room this winter or will the battery charger provide enough heat? Should empty my water tanks? Thanks!

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    Heater fire.

    Need to be very careful putting a heater in the bilge. A Topaz burnt up two winters ago because an old heater with bad ground was put in the bilge. I normally winterize all the fresh water systems mid november, once the temps start to get below 35 at night. I'm in NJ, on really cold nights I run the engines to warm up the bilge right before I go to bed. I'm on a lagoon, realize most can't do this, but I haven't had a problem yet.
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