BoatUS offers boat winterization quiz

Recreational boat owners are now preparing their boats for a long winter, hoping cold temperatures will not damage their boats. Freshwater, which expands in volume by about 9 percent when it freezes, can push outward with a force of tens of thousands of pounds per square inch. This can crack engine blocks, damage fiberglass, split hoses and waterlines and destroy refrigeration systems – damage often not discovered until spring.

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