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Old 07 January 2009, 14:45   #11
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think warm?

Jan 7th 58 F water 45 F air wakeboarding at sunrise Sail Bay, San Diego.

Hope everyone has great new year and keep those posts and pics coming, all the killer RIB shots are an inspiration. Gotta get a bigger boat...
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Old 08 January 2009, 10:33   #12
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No need to worry.
You do need to be certain that the lower unit drains completely after you haul out. I always lower the engine right down once the boat is on the trailer. If it's below freezing, I'll turn the engine over for a couple of seconds to blow out any water around the impellor. You also want to be certain that there isn't any water in the gear lube. I've seen cracked lower units as a result of this.

Of course all of this is based on fresh water operation. I suppose you salty types get a few degrees of leeway!

I've used my boat in sub-zero temps for years and never had a problem...
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Old 08 January 2009, 10:35   #13
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LOL... There you go again, flaunting your manhood. We all know that the cold in Winterpeg is a "dry" cold...
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Can't you do dry stone walling???
Freeze dried stone walling?

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... flaunting your manhood.
Well, Winnipeg is right at the tip of that dangly thing on todays' weather map...

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Old 08 January 2009, 12:25   #16
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I'll turn the engine over for a couple of seconds to blow out any water around the impellor.
yeah that is what i do, remove the kill lead and turn her over for 5-10 seconds. cheers
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Old 08 January 2009, 22:03   #17
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Well, Winnipeg is right at the tip of that dangly thing on todays' weather map...
With those temperatures, I'm surprised it's dangling that far down~ Kinda like swimming here in June... no way to impess the ladies if you're in a Speedo!
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You, the Britons should be getting warmer any moment now as the temperature forecast over here for the weekend is for up and around -25 degrees Celcius......

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Cold? you lot dont know what cold is. Try using your rib as an ice breaker in Greenland as we did in 1997. Outside for 36 hours bloody cold and we still had to pay for a Danish Ice breaker to get us into harbour.
Not one of my better ideas. Must give up drinking !!!!
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Cold? you lot dont know what cold is. Try using your rib as an ice breaker in Greenland as we did in 1997. Outside for 36 hours bloody cold and we still had to pay for a Danish Ice breaker to get us into harbour.
Not one of my better ideas. Must give up drinking !!!!
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