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  • Originally posted by kcassells View Post
    Buy 2 :**
    To late now. But you know I almost did. And here a pic so you don't think I was just lonely and made it all up.
    Dance with the waves,
    move with the sea.
    Let the rhythm of the water
    set your soul free.

    1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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    • Parts came. Yippee. I got to fix my brothers washer tomorrow. Then friday put the boat back together and clean it from this.

      I did check it definitely is working smoothly now.

      Dance with the waves,
      move with the sea.
      Let the rhythm of the water
      set your soul free.

      1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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      • Kudos
        "If it ain't broke....don't worry, 5 minutes with me and it will be!"

        1988 Sunbird SWL 200 - Evinrude 130 hp Looper
        1996 Trophy 1802 - 120hp Force (SOLD)
        8' Hardbottom Dinghy w/Evinrude 6hp OB (ALSO SOLD)
        Always In the market for nice, local area, sailboat, with the operative word being-"cheap"

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        • Nice. Still going to get some boating in this year?
          - Eric

          Somers, WI

          Old enough to know better - but crazy enough to try anyway

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          • Originally posted by oldrem View Post
            Nice. Still going to get some boating in this year?
            My bayliner buddy. Who has had a boat since we were 18. He says it gets chilly but we got till the end of november before the first freeze.

            I know one thing there wont be any more at the crack of dawn boating going on. It is chilly. We gonna wait till the sun is warm now.

            Lookin like 40's high of 70's for a little bit. I plan to get out sunday. We be having sweats on now. No more shorts and tank tops LOL. Then it is supposed to rain next week.

            I be happy if i get out 2-3 more times before it gets to cold.

            I got the throttle together in and the boat cleaned and charged. She is ready for the water again. You don't need pics take my word for it. You all seen this boat together before. Looks the same handle on the wall.

            I had a rough start in the spring. But a good summer. Motor is breaking in fine. I average 14-16 gallons of gas every 6 weeks. 3 liters got their points. 30 mph steady forever cruising speed. Just a little to fast for conditions sometimes. Got to slow down to 22 or so when it is choppy behind barges and the steamboats and tugs.

            Most of the time 30 is good just keep your eyes peeled for oncoming waves and swells.

            I know I got enough boating in that I will be happy when it is winterized for the season. And I got to wax it for winter.

            To all the newby's tearing into them. I was there. Keep at it. It is soooo worth it when your done.

            I will be back to doing the chevelles interior this winter after it is winterized. I going back to that beast. I am building the 454 into a 496 with brodix heads and a roller cam. Now that the boat is done hogging up my time and money.

            I did rust repair and painting on both my towmaters last summer. Always something going on around here. And lately it was boat related. Trucks to pull them roofs to put the truck and boat under. LOL I am even getting a receiver for the chevelle for the boat. Drives my chevelle buddies nut. I wouldnt pull the boat with it. Yea but i will.
            Dance with the waves,
            move with the sea.
            Let the rhythm of the water
            set your soul free.

            1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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            • So glad you`re catching a break with the weather this fall! I know you guys in the east and midwest caught hell this spring.
              Cheers.......................Todd

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              • We had a rather short and cool summer here. For the past couple weeks we've been 50's to low 60's for highs. They,re predicting 29 for a low Sunday night. Been bow hunting with no thoughts of boating with these temps.
                - Eric

                Somers, WI

                Old enough to know better - but crazy enough to try anyway

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                • Originally posted by oldrem View Post
                  We had a rather short and cool summer here. For the past couple weeks we've been 50's to low 60's for highs. They,re predicting 29 for a low Sunday night. Been bow hunting with no thoughts of boating with these temps.
                  LOL it looks like it be over soon. we got a frost warning sun. Then a 10 days straight of rain over the next 2 weekends and everything in between.

                  I put gas in the snow blower and made sure it runs. It is coming.
                  Dance with the waves,
                  move with the sea.
                  Let the rhythm of the water
                  set your soul free.

                  1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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                  • This was 2 weeks ago with my son. It is to chilly for me now i am hopeing for another few warm days.

                    Dance with the waves,
                    move with the sea.
                    Let the rhythm of the water
                    set your soul free.

                    1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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                    • Yep, it’s coming. Sad to say, now time to catch up on all the other stuff we neglect over the summer. Lol.
                      1986 Bayliner 16' Capri, 90 hp Johnson (sold)
                      1990 Chaparral 2000 SL Sport, 4.3L LX, Mercruiser Alpha I, Gen I

                      Link to Chaparral restoration- https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-repair-and-restoration/boat-restoration-building-and-hull-repair/10286641-chaparral-2000-sl-sport-floor-and-more

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                      • Well as the Meme implies it is time for wnterization. Started it warmed it up ran -60 anti-freeze through it 6 gallons of it. Then drained the block and exhaust.

                        Put her in the carport double covered her. Put up tarps for the blowing snow that is coming . There will be more tarps once it starts snowing. Sleeping beauty is resting till Prince Charming kisses her in the spring.

                        I had a 4 dollar cheapo temp sender it worked as long as you didnt bump the wire. I took it out and ordered the 30 dollar original equipment one. It is on the way.

                        Got my repel in it. And mousetraps. Repel is a power that actually has wolves pee in it to keep animals (Mice) away.

                        Tank is full with fuel stabilizer. Emptied the tactors tank. Ran it till the carb was out of fuel. Tarped it up to.

                        It was a good summer. Now down to the garage I am ordering new interior for the chevelle. Got to go through what I got and need. Hood hinges came goinns fool with those today. Always something.

                        Dance with the waves,
                        move with the sea.
                        Let the rhythm of the water
                        set your soul free.

                        1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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                        • I feel bad for you all up there having to winterize and all ...
                          Im still swatting mosquitoes down here .....
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                          • Originally posted by sphelps View Post
                            I feel bad for you all up there having to winterize and all ...
                            Im still swatting mosquitoes down here .....
                            Yep I hear it all the time from mickey.
                            Dance with the waves,
                            move with the sea.
                            Let the rhythm of the water
                            set your soul free.

                            1987 Four Winns 170 Horizon.

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                            • I am just trying to get you all to pack it in and cmon down
                              project: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...r-2159-hardtop
                              Previous project https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...rint-bass-boat
                              Previous previous project/conversion https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...rsion-splashed

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                                Well they gotta sell snow shovels to someone don’t they ?
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