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  1. tomnjo

    Yet another winterize question

    Environmentally safe. Can be discharged into a lake or on the ground.
  2. tomnjo

    Yet another winterize question

    Would save alot of engines. The engine rebuilders would not like it. Maybe the stuff is out there and they are the ones keeping it from hitting the market. More money in engine replacements than anti freeze. (Just tongue in cheek here, saving Cyclops from making a post. )
  3. tomnjo

    Yet another winterize question

    Hmm, interesting reads and theories here. I have the same set up as SST. Warm the engine, shut down, change oil and filter. Fire engine back up on new oil til it gets to temp on the muffs then use my valve to go immediately from water to antifreeze, then wait for said antifreeze to exit exhaust. The switch from water to antifreeze is pretty seamless. The only thing different I do after that is open the single point drain on my 5.0 and let all of the antifreeze drain out, leaving the block dry. I also subscribe to the "air don't freeze" theory and I hope that if there is anything still trapped inside, it is antifreeze.
  4. tomnjo

    2019 is a wrap

    Thanks Denny, you too. Meanwhile we do have a Stanley Cup to try to keep.
  5. tomnjo

    2019 is a wrap

    Yeah Denny, we were doing our best to support the local riverside businesses once the water receded. We ate lunch at the riverside bars and grills every time we went out, whereas before we may have packed a lunch instead. Their seasons were still cut way too short, many didn't even bother to open up this year. Hopefully they will be back in 2020. Now the river is rising again, not as high as the Spring but still enough to impact some of the fall tourist season.
  6. tomnjo

    2019 is a wrap

    Looks like Jenga. Our season kind of lacked both quantity and quality. Flooding this year really hurt. Once we finally got out, the river wasn't the same.
  7. tomnjo

    2019 is a wrap

    Looks like it's a wrap with us, too. Pretty much a sucky season...
  8. tomnjo

    Chaparral 220 SSi Windshield doesn't line up

    The windshield sides do look even on the picture.
  9. tomnjo

    Chaparral 220 SSi Windshield doesn't line up

    Sounds like the base of the port side windshield has shifted forward. The black rubber stripping along the bottom of the windshield frame (not under it, inserted into it) is removable. Under that stripping are the screws that go through the bottom of the frame and into the fiberglass. If those screws pull out, the base of the windshield will shift forward, causing misalignment.
  10. tomnjo

    Winterization Advice

    +1. On any new to me boat I have owned, I always had the work done by a shop the first time around until I got more familiar with the engine/boat.
  11. tomnjo

    Winterization Advice

    Did the same thing at first....
  12. tomnjo

    Winterization Advice

    That's fuel filter, HG. It actually looks just like and oil filter and costs $10 at Wallyworld. Takes 5 to 10 minutes to change. $87?? IDK... Edit. If that is the new 6.2, I very well may be off on the cost and type of filter.
  13. tomnjo

    Winterization Advice

    Wow, winterize engine, oil change, and fuel filter add up to roughly $380. I know I spend less than $100 for oil, filters, and antifreeze to do those three things myself. Like Monkeyseal, I have my drive pulled every three years at the shop. I have an Alpha Gen 2, so they pull the drive, check alignment and lube, and change the impeller. Runs about $400.
  14. tomnjo

    Beaching Questions

    I may have to try that if I ever get a Suncoast.
  15. tomnjo

    Beaching Questions

    We have rented pontoons and beached there. Watched the planes land at Hurlburt. Not much slope on that beach at all.
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