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Old 05 January 2009, 10:38   #1
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-10 degrees

with the weather looking like its going to get even colder here in the South tonight, is anyone here worried that they haven't winterised they're outboards?

Mines in a dry stack 20' off the ground and i just prey its gonna be ok!
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Old 05 January 2009, 12:01   #2
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with the weather looking like its going to get even colder here in the South tonight, is anyone here worried that they haven't winterised they're outboards?

Mines in a dry stack 20' off the ground and i just prey its gonna be ok!
Providing there are no pockets of water in the engine or impellor housing then you'll be OK
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Old 05 January 2009, 12:17   #3
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Providing there are no pockets of water in the engine or impellor housing then you'll be OK
Yep-winterising is to stop the engine seizing and the fuel system gumming up while standing unused for long periods. No need to worry.
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Sounds like this global warming business is a bit of a bugger
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Old 06 January 2009, 17:42   #5
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dunno what you laydees are getting fussed about , we had -15 in Glasgow ten years ago .. the squeezie bottle of washing up liquid froze in the kitchen window, as did the dishwasher in the kitchen, and the next day I went to run a bath .. all the bath water ran down in side the house as it has frozen on the way out on the pipe outside so get a grip you girls


And as for global warming .. dont start me grrrr ... no ... brrrrrr
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Yea yea yea but you guys are used to that , over here if we get an inch of snow were ffooked , that said I've just spent 2 weeks servicing machines in sub zero conditions with the flu, and I'm getting tired of it, every tool you touch takes the heat from your hands, and all the oils are like syrup .. roll on the spring
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Did a bit of concreting yesterday, had to mix up with boiling water as the sand and agg were frozen. Need to get on with stone walling, the stones are welded together and the soil frozen solid. We're not used to such conditions down this way.
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... every tool you touch takes the heat from your hands, and all the oils are like syrup .. roll on the spring
I can definitely relate to that!
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Did a bit of concreting yesterday, had to mix up with boiling water as the sand and agg were frozen. Need to get on with stone walling, the stones are welded together and the soil frozen solid. We're not used to such conditions down this way.
Can't you do dry stone walling???
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