Sunday, February 01, 2015

Winter Wet Storage

Andy | Sunday, February 01, 2015 | Best Blogger Tips

That white patch you see on the lower left hand side is ice. There is also ice in the background. Around the boats the water is open. In order to prevent the surface water from freezing one will need a air-bubbler system or the propeller-agitator. Most people think it that is the motion of the water that keeps it from freezing. That would be false. What really keeps it from icing is forcing the warmer (usually above 39°F, 4°C) water from the bottom to the surface.

20 comments:

  1. Nice method. Here in colder days the houseboat owners in amsterdam had always to hack the boat free from ice with an axe. More then one skater went under by gliding into the ice free gully around the boat. Lucky enough there where plenty other skaters to pull you out again.

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  2. Hope they can keep the ice away from the boats.

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  3. A calm, serene scene; I'll ignore the ice despite your good explanation because I am anxiously waiting for spring!

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  4. Very nice to see open water this time of year! I do think it's the motion of the water that forces the water up in harbours, though, Andy. :))

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  5. A beautiful shot Andy. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  6. Didn't realize they'd leave boats in the water down south there. You've got a lot less snow and ice than we have.

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  7. Beautiful sunburst! If motion alone kept water from freezing I guess we'd never see frozen waterfalls, huh?

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  8. Great sunrise photo of these beautiful boats just waiting for warmer weather to go our sailing. Even in South Dakota we can keep lakes open by circulating water in them.

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  9. Nice to see boats in the water even though there is ice.
    We lifted the boats ashore before the water freezes.
    Only the winter swimmers will be held hole in the ice.
    Lovely image
    Have a happy new month

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  10. So the boats won't have to be taken out of the water during the winter. Clever.

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  11. A wonderful image of an enchanting place!

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  12. And I'm guessing there aren't many people taking them for a spin to go water skiing...

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  13. This is so pretty, Andy. I remember taking a similar photo in northern Holland two years ago.

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  14. A beautiful view and I learned something from this post.

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  15. You've captured some beautiful light here, Andy.

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