I have just returned from the boat yard having handed over a deposit cheque for next season. (Gone up another 10%!
While there I had a quick check of the boat to make sure all was OK and to my dismay found that the back wash well had about 4" of frozen water in it.
I couldn't tell if it was solid ice but it was too thick to break by hand.
What is the likleyhood of damage occurring as a result of the ice expanding? Has anyone had experience of this?
I intend to go down tomorrow armed with some antifreeze and some salt, melt the ice with hot salty water and pour in some antifreeze solution.
Only problem being that it will almost certainly drain out of the trunk which is down leaving very little solution in the well. I have an overall cover over the boat but it leaks around the A-frame holes so is bound to fill up again when we have rain.
Does anyone have any ideas on the best method of avoiding this potential disaster?
Please help, I'm worried now!