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Old    supmyelninio            01-26-2004, 11:35 AM Reply   
I was wondering if anyone is riding right now in Oklahoma?
Old    Doug H (doug2)      Join Date: Jan 2004       01-26-2004, 3:56 PM Reply   
Not today. Last time I looked it was snowing and 18 degrees....
Old    supmyelninio            01-27-2004, 10:25 AM Reply   
Are you scared of a little wind and cold water?
Old    bagdhoe            01-27-2004, 11:27 AM Reply   
Little to cold for me to be riding.
Old    udlose            01-27-2004, 3:00 PM Reply   
Do or have any of you been to Skytook (SP?)....Was thinking of putting on a festival up there..
Old    Doug (supradoug)      Join Date: Dec 2001       01-27-2004, 3:02 PM Reply   
Went to Draper Sunday. Water temps 44-52. Kevin those are some nice trucks on your website.........
Old    jaubrey (jaubrey)      Join Date: Feb 2003       01-27-2004, 7:28 PM Reply   
i live in lawton and we went wakeboarding sunday. water was 48.9 degrees. its not that cold with a wetsuit on except for ur feet and hands.
Old    Doug H (doug2)      Join Date: Jan 2004       01-27-2004, 8:31 PM Reply   
I've ridden on Tahoe where the water is a balmy 45 degrees year round. I'm more concerned about my boat on those long, cold, lonely winter nites. What do you guys do to keep your blocks from freezing? I keep my boat at the lake and had to winterize....
Old    Doug (supradoug)      Join Date: Dec 2001       01-27-2004, 8:42 PM Reply   
I drain all the water out then run about 4-6 gallons of antifreeze till it blows it out the exhaust. takes about 30 minutes.
Old    Doug (supradoug)      Join Date: Dec 2001       01-27-2004, 8:43 PM Reply   
Doug2 if yours is a direct drive it would be easier to do.
Old    Doug H (doug2)      Join Date: Jan 2004       01-27-2004, 8:51 PM Reply   
It is DD. Do you just drain the exhaust jackets or pull a freeze plug and then, I'm guessing here, suck up the antifreeze? I went all out and fogged the cylinders and manifold, added fuel stabilizer, changed the oil, filter, fuel/water separator, belts, pulled the battery, yadda yadda yadda. So she's buttoned up til warmer wx returns.
Old    Doug H (doug2)      Join Date: Jan 2004       01-27-2004, 8:52 PM Reply   
By the way, where is Skytook?
Old    Doug (supradoug)      Join Date: Dec 2001       01-28-2004, 3:16 PM Reply   
I drain the block on both sides, undo a waterhose connection to drain the manifolds, put all the plugs back in. I also drain the tranny. Then I rigged up a toilet plunger with 3/4 hose to a 35 gallon barrel on the swim platform that has rv antifreeze in it. Start the engine and let it run till it blows out the exhaust. I did all the stuff you mentioned in November, but we will go out if we get a good day so I didn't fog or pull the batt.
Old    wakeboardbum247            01-28-2004, 3:29 PM Reply   
any of yall ride at wuarika lake
Old    Doug H (doug2)      Join Date: Jan 2004       01-28-2004, 7:45 PM Reply   
Sounds like a great setup. There really aren't too many hard freezes here but it only takes one. But I've missed out on too many nice days. If I ran it a couple of times a month, I wouldn't have to worry about fogging or the battery. Where'd you get the drum?
Old    Doug (supradoug)      Join Date: Dec 2001       01-29-2004, 2:19 PM Reply   
from a water treatment co. Culligans I think. It is the blue plastic type. Never been to Waurika, but thinking about Konawa since it's heated.
Old    wakeboardbum247            01-29-2004, 2:40 PM Reply   
doug memorial day ill b at waurika its butter and not very crowded but ill b in ok mayb down for a pull with ya and ride with ryan some
Old    Darrin (soonerboarder)      Join Date: Aug 2001       01-29-2004, 10:00 PM Reply   
Konawa hasn't been any warmer for a little while. It's like they turned off the heating. Per the fishing reports, that is.

I'm definitely a wuss. My boat is covered, inside the nice, warm building for a while.

And, I think he's talking about Skiatook. It's up by Tulsa.

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