Your crazy pawpaw... How do you keep your lower unit from freezing?
The lube in it doesn't freeze. The river water has been above freezing, even if by less than a degree at some points. I make it a point when I pull the boat out to tilt the motor all the way down and let all the water run out of it. I keep a cup of RV antifreeze in the bilge.
Once in a while the pisser tube will be frozen, but after I run it up the river the engine warms it up and it's fine the rest of the night.
Only ice I get is on plane from the wake spray. There was a couple of nights in the lower 20's the fish finder wasn't wanting to wake up either, lol!!!!!
I am at work. Almost done for the day. Going to call around the local markets and see if any of them have chicken livers. If I find some, I will be on the hunt this evening. The water level is perfect for where I want to get up into....