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  1. Sounds like Quincy.
  2. tomnjo

    Freezing temps, help

    Pour some of that in your engine!
  3. tomnjo

    Freezing temps, help

    I have heard people say 24 degrees for 24 hours. I don't think I would live by that rule, though.
  4. tomnjo

    Freezing temps, help

    I also just drained my block with the single point drain today. We aren't forecast to be as cold as you are BUT we ARE talking about meteorologists here. (I hope we don't have one on here. ) I will be cleaning mine out and winterizing it on Thursday or Friday.
  5. Denny should have a TV. He has a cabin. Cabin=TV in my book. I do think I remember him saying he just likes to listen to the waves and nothing else. Gives him serenity....
  6. You know HG, we have laptops in our service vans locked into those holder/brackets. You need a key to undo the latch to open the brackets to release the computer. BUT, if you loosen the center pole knob that tightens it into position, you can remove the whole bracket along with the computer. Dumbest thing I have ever seen. I hope the cops have better ones....
  7. Marine plastic like Starboard will cost a lot. For example, I bought a piece of non skid surface Starboard to make my swimplatform, 24"x72"x 3/4" thick. It ran somewhere just north of 400 deer. I think it was 300+100 or so for shipping. Marine grade plywood would be cheaper and lighter.
  8. tomnjo

    WOT and top speed

    Did you just diss Cyclops in your native tongue?
  9. tomnjo

    WOT and top speed

    Oh, duh, my bad.
  10. tomnjo

    WOT and top speed

    The dash gauge tach has a selector switch on the backside of it to select between a 4, 6, or an 8 cylinder engine. It very well may be on the 8 cylinder setting.
  11. tomnjo

    Can I tow it? PLEASE HELP

    Nope. Forgot to figure in the 12 to 1500 pounds for the trailer. Wheelbase is waaay to narrow for a 26 footer anyway. I wouldn't even do it if you had the 5.7 in that thing. I have a Ram 1500 with the 5.7 and I've accepted the fact that I'm pretty much limited to a 23 or 24 foot boat, max.
  12. One question. Is your cockpit usually shaded? Our bimini is always up, so for us the answer is yes. This stuff does get hot (on the feet) in full sunlight. The reason I said "on the feet" is because I took readings with my temp gun and carpet is 10 degrees hotter, BUT the carpet fibers give you airspace under your feet, which makes it cooler to walk on. That being said, you will have to rip the carpet out and get any glue residue off so the wood is smooth. You can get a remnant of this stuff pretty cheap with 1/8 inch pad and glue it down. I went with 1/4 inch pad because I made mine snap in and out. I got a 14 ft. long by 8.5 ft. wide piece for just over 400 deer. Found it on ebay.
  13. tomnjo

    Chaparral boat for sale. 256

    That would be a good buy for someone. Big block, lightly used (one trip per year to LOTO as long as I have known, Oh and a trip to Powell. ) Wish I had that number, and a bigger truck. Biggest I can go is a 236 or 246.
  14. tomnjo

    Space under dash

    Can you see that area from the rear of the starboard bowseat storage area?
  15. tomnjo

    JBL head unit upgrade: update

    Yep, good price. Not sure what they mean by bulk. Here is the updated dual cone equivalent. Coaxials are worth the extra money IMO. https://www.amazon.com/JBL-MS6510-White-Speaker-Watts/dp/B00OIA4XSI/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1538599088&sr=1-3-fkmr1&keywords=4+JBL+MS-6520+MS6520