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Old 10-22-2019, 05:56 PM   #11
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City: Fort Myers, FL... Summers in Crisfield, MD
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Vessel Name: Slow Hand
Vessel Model: Cherubini Independence 45
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I went the block heater route. Put a factory one in my 4045 JD. I left for Florida several years ago in February. Water temp in the Chesapeake was about 34 degrees and so was the engine room. Plugged the heater in 8 hours before leaving. Engine was around 75 when I started it. Don't know what the oil temp was but I'm sure it got some benefit as the engine room was in the 40s.

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