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Old 30 December 2005, 12:03   #11
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Frost damage

What we use in the swimming pool is a slightly wieghted down plastic carton that floats, but the bottom is below the surface so the plastic can give and take the expansion. Will have to be a small bottle to fit in the splash well and plastic not to brittle that it will crack. Plastic milk cartoon seems suitable. But if you can keep the well dry that would be better.
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Old 31 December 2005, 07:32   #12
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If the ice isn't enclosed - is occasional water freezing really a problem anyway?

I don't seem to have to replace the ice trays in the freezer each time I make a load of ice cubes... ...

But I agree that water sitting in the boat is a bad idea - as is leaving your pumps on. Unless you have a completely level storage area (I've never found one yet), just leave it pointing uphill, or crank the jockey wheel up as far as you can to get the bow as high as possible.

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I don't seem to have to replace the ice trays in the freezer each time I make a load of ice cubes... ...


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That's because ice cube holders are either very flexible "rubber" ones or there is an incline on the sides forcing the freezing water up.

In an open swimming pool if the sides are vertical the ice will push out the walls and destroy the structure, that's why bottles and the like are used.

No water......No freezing..... That's the philosophy!
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Old 02 January 2006, 09:18   #14
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That's because ice cube holders are either very flexible "rubber" ones or there is an incline on the sides forcing the freezing water up.

In an open swimming pool if the sides are vertical the ice will push out the walls and destroy the structure, that's why bottles and the like are used.

No water......No freezing..... That's the philosophy!
I realise that - but I don't think that you can guarantee that there is no water in the boat.

On mine, the areas that water would/could collect doesn't have vertical sides, so I don't worry about it too much. I'd be a little surprised if the well on a RIB would be designed with vertical sides - especially as they are used in places where it can get a bit chilly in the darker months......

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