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Old 05-18-2007, 02:06 PM
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Great minds nursed on a steady diet of beer think alike... another hypothesis we should all agree on!
Now that's a friggin' hypothesis I can live with! In fact, in about 4 hours I'm going to begin my weekend diet!
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LOL....how fast are you going up a 5mph river current if your GPS says you are going 30MPH??
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Old 05-18-2007, 02:48 PM
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Even if out in 28 to 30 degrees you might get a little slushy.

But to freeze solid, enough to crack a block, it was left out.
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Now that's a friggin' hypothesis I can live with! In fact, in about 4 hours I'm going to begin my weekend diet!
That would be the Friday afternoon transfusion of beer necessary for another week of survival!
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Old 05-18-2007, 03:05 PM
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Just for the record, I have a ice machine that makes a 12 by 12 by 1 inch block of ice in 20 min.
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Old 05-18-2007, 03:49 PM
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I have a question? I have a friend (i know hard to believe). He has a fountain. He sent his boat up north months back. On the way up the transporter ran into a snow storm. The temp dropped to 30 degrees. the transporter pulled over, dumped a few gallons of antifreeze into each sea strainer and cranked the motors. Never strarted them! Got back n the road, drove about 5 hours to the destination where supposably the boat was put inside a heated warehouse. Long story short, now both blocks and 2 heads are cracked. Because the motors were never started and the thermostats never opened the blocks were full of water. My question is, could they have frozen that bad in that short of time in those just below freezing temps while in transport. My opinion is no friggen way, the boat had to be left outside for a period of time in colder temp to do that kind of damage.
This is a huge problem, we need expert advice. We all know how may experts we have on OSO!!

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Where was the boat trailered from? Fresh water boat, salt water boat?

Salt water freezes at 28 degrees, fresh water 32.... Even if a salt water boat was fresh water flushed there would still be some salt content in the water....so say 30 is freezing point.... First the block would have to cool down to 30 degrees because it insulates the water...that would take a while.........

First thing that freezes are the oil coolers and water pumps...not blocks and heads...

But I guess anything is possible....

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The oil company forgot to deliver oil to my house in Maine. I got a funny feeling one day and asked Biggus on the board to run over and check the house. My house was down to 24 degrees inside. This is a VERY well insulated house so it took a little while to get down that low. Kurt said that there was zero ice in the toilet and none of the pipes were frozen. So I say that some one left the boat out for a very long time. Even if your motors started to freeze on the way up it would take a good amount of time for it to freeze so hard that it would actually crack the blocks.

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Just for the record, I have a ice machine that makes a 12 by 12 by 1 inch block of ice in 20 min.
So are you saying someone put the boat in an ice machine?
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Gino,

Where was the boat trailered from? Fresh water boat, salt water boat?

Salt water freezes at 28 degrees, fresh water 32.... Even if a salt water boat was fresh water flushed there would still be some salt content in the water....so say 30 is freezing point.... First the block would have to cool down to 30 degrees because it insulates the water...that would take a while.........

First thing that freezes are the oil coolers and water pumps...not blocks and heads...

But I guess anything is possible....
Salt water. The boat left northern fl and went to Kentucky. The boat sat outside during the 3 month stay. That's all there is to it.
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