Like Tree0Likes

SEVERE Weather Alert for W. Ctr. FL

Reply
Old 01-22-2003, 09:52 PM
  #21
Registered
 
florida gator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Clearwater, Florida
My Boats: 1996 Wellcraft Scarab Sport & 1990 Donzi GT210
Posts: 2,219
Default

What if my motor is torn down? I believe the heads are off of it. It is at the shop so I'm not sure what I can do.
florida gator is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2003, 11:19 PM
  #22
Banned
 
cuda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Deland, Florida
Posts: 25,191
Default

Florida Gator, if your engine is torn down, there is no water in the block. No worries!
cuda is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2003, 07:09 AM
  #23
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
Iggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Kissimmee, Florida
My Boats: '88 Formula F-206 LS
Posts: 4,155
Default

Got home from work last night, grabbed a 9/16 wrench, tossed back the cover and pulled all the drains out. The block and manifolds are now empty but I forgot the damn oil cooler.
I also put two 95 watt light fixtures in the engine compartment which I'll plug in tonight when I get home. That should take care of the cold weather.
The wife was worried about her plants. I said "screw the plants, I don't wanna to lose the engine to a cracked block, the plants are cheaper to replace". I guess I'll pull in her plants when I get home tonight.
Iggy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2003, 08:16 AM
  #24
Charter Member
Charter Member
 
Dean Ferry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Merritt Is. Fl. USA
My Boats: 2006 Hustler 388, 2004 Hustler Talon 25, 1999 30 Spectre cat and 2007 21' hydrostream voyager w/ Merc. 225 EFI
Posts: 6,580
Default

Ok,
Now you guys have made me pairnoid! I'm going to drop another light in the bilge tonight!!
MD
Dean Ferry is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2003, 08:20 AM
  #25
Registered
 
Shane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Niskayuna, NY
My Boats: 2009 FORMULA 292
Posts: 5,543
Default

You southern belles are a bunch of wussies! Last weekend we were snowmobiling here in -22F. If it were as WARM here as it is by you guys, we would be in sweatshirts and no jackets. I guess that's why up north we grow the women large and in charge to keep us warm in the winter!
Shane is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2003, 10:33 AM
  #26
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
Iggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Kissimmee, Florida
My Boats: '88 Formula F-206 LS
Posts: 4,155
Default

Southern Belle's???
A bunch of wussies???

NOT!!

Was born and raised, partially, in Pennsylvania. Actually in the Vally Forge area. Spent the rest of the time in Jersey.
I do know what minus temps are like and what snow up to my ass is like to shovel. Spent the first 33 years of my life in that stuff, the wife too. We got smart and left it behind 15 years ago.
We my be paranoid about a drop to 26 degrees but we'll be boating in March while you'll still be digging yourselves out.

BTW the wife maybe in charge, but she aint large.
Iggy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2003, 10:46 AM
  #27
AT Cult Member #3
VIP Member
 
R Addiction's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Pa.
My Boats: '99 Active Thunder Tantrum
Posts: 20,687
Default

Iggy , You're from Valley forge area. I've lived right down the highway in Malvern. All my life!! And it is still colder than a rats A$$ around here. Just had friends move to Ocala(sp). Wife doesn't want to move just yet. But I'm workin' on it!!!!
R Addiction is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2003, 11:35 AM
  #28
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
Iggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Kissimmee, Florida
My Boats: '88 Formula F-206 LS
Posts: 4,155
Default

Actually I lived in Berwyn on Beechwood Road, #360.
Most people never heard of Berwyn so I say it's near V.F..
It is close, kind'a.

Have a sister that lived in Malvern then moved to Hershey('s) Mill.

BTW your frinds in Ocala will get the worst of the cold tonight.
Ocala is always colder than Orlando/Kissimmee.
They'll be wondering why they didn't move further south.

Last edited by Iggy; 01-23-2003 at 11:37 AM.
Iggy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2003, 11:48 AM
  #29
Registered
 
JUSTONCE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: tropical Cleveland OH
My Boats: boatless
Posts: 3,284
Default

This morning the temp was -1 here. if it hits 20-30 I'm going swimming.
JUSTONCE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2003, 12:11 PM
  #30
chuckbeecher
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Anywhere from the Laguna Madre to JAX and beyond
My Boats: glasstream
Posts: 1,259
Default

A electric ceramic heater from Sears for about $32 and it can be set at 50*-60* or 70*. It 's size is about8"x8"x8". Don't have to worry about fire or withMurphy...the bulb burns out!
chuckbeecher is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
cwc
Superboat
0
04-18-2005 06:25 PM
Sydwayz
General Boating Discussion
3
06-03-2004 10:51 PM
DoTheMath
General Boating Discussion
26
12-03-2002 06:26 PM
CigDaze
General Boating Discussion
3
09-20-2002 09:26 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:11 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.