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tnbrooks01
12-12-2013, 08:44 PM
After our Thanksgiving ride day I put my boat in my friends garage while he was down in Tampa at dealer meeting last week. I get a call on Sunday that the garage door was open. Temps were in teens and 20s during the day and dipping down to single digits at night. The freezing temps are gone and we put the boat in the water today and sure enough have water in the oil. Sick to my stomach. Guess I'm gonna be replacing an engine that has 100hrs on it with a new one.


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wolfeman131
12-12-2013, 09:55 PM
This makes me sick to my stomach! How did the door get left open?!?!

996scott
12-12-2013, 11:29 PM
Oh man, that is so sad!!! I don't even know what to say except I am so sorry. Will you rebuild the engine or drop a new one in? If so where will get a new engine? just curious. Sorry again.

rdlangston13
12-13-2013, 05:59 AM
This is my fear when I get home although we didn't get that cold here. That really sucks man!


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wolfeman131
12-13-2013, 06:34 AM
Had a thought - see if you can be the guy that tests out the new Ford-based motor.

moombadaze
12-13-2013, 07:44 AM
that sucks so bad, insurance claim ???

Jer119
12-13-2013, 08:58 AM
Wow, that's crazy. You'd think a person could catch a break and get away with a night of cold temps. Wonder what busted. What the heck? Geeeez!!

tnbrooks01
12-13-2013, 09:32 AM
Even though in a garage It looks like the boat was in 20deg temps for about 2.5 days. The boat is at Crosstimbers now and we'll get intouch with Indmar check on options and to get a new one put in. Im not opposed to going the 6.2L Ford just not sure I can swing it $$$ since insurance is not an option.

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jpetty3023
12-13-2013, 11:50 AM
man that's terrible, I'm afraid some similar stories may be popping up before it's all said and done. best of luck to you TNT


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mikenehrkorn
12-13-2013, 12:47 PM
After our Thanksgiving ride day I put my boat in my friends garage while he was down in Tampa at dealer meeting last week. I get a call on Sunday that the garage door was open. Temps were in teens and 20s during the day and dipping down to single digits at night. The freezing temps are gone and we put the boat in the water today and sure enough have water in the oil. Sick to my stomach. Guess I'm gonna be replacing an engine that has 100hrs on it with a new one.


Every boaters (that lives in a cold climate) worst nightmare.........so sorry to hear that.

kaneboats
12-13-2013, 01:15 PM
Man, I feel for you. That is horrible news. Sure hope you find a way to get her back up and running. Try to think positive about how much you are going to like the new engine.

zabooda
12-13-2013, 07:03 PM
A lesson for those who use some method to keep the boat above freezing such as heaters, light bulbs. Those systems can fail or the power can go out so having a system to alert on system failure is important. That may be as simple as making the rounds but have a plan in place when you are gone. You never know when Murphy's Law happens.

mmandley
12-13-2013, 10:01 PM
So sorry to hear about this buddy.

Go insurance all the way, your talking close to 5K maybe more if you have the Surf 350 engine.

Boonejeepin
12-13-2013, 10:57 PM
Ouch, most insurance policies will exclude freeze damage.

mmandley
12-14-2013, 08:56 AM
Ouch, most insurance policies will exclude freeze damage.

Interesting. I'll will have to see if mine does or not. My only stipulation I know about is my boat can't be in the water from November to March for recreation. If the dealer has it or its some sort of repair and needs to be in the water it will be insured.

996scott
12-14-2013, 11:12 AM
Ouch, most insurance policies will exclude freeze damage.

definitely something any of us living in colder climates should check on for sure.

tnbrooks01
12-15-2013, 09:23 AM
So sorry to hear about this buddy.

Go insurance all the way, your talking close to 5K maybe more if you have the Surf 350 engine.

No go on my insurance policy the freeze damage excluded. :( yes I have the surf engine. So I am just waiting now to see what the number will be.

Im on the verge of setting up a go fund me account and start taking donations.....lol

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rdlangston13
12-15-2013, 12:48 PM
I'll donate, but if my block is cracked when i get home, I'll want a donation too!


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james yarosz
12-15-2013, 07:50 PM
I hat to sound like a jerk but I,ll donate a wrench that fits the drain plugs.

jpetty3023
12-15-2013, 08:42 PM
I hat to sound like a jerk but I,ll donate a wrench that fits the drain plugs.

don't wanna sound like a jerk but that was pretty jerky. way to kick a man when he's down


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tnbrooks01
12-15-2013, 08:43 PM
Taking donations was just a joke..... While this is going to be expensive I'm not as concerned about the money as I am the lost time on the water. Today would have been pretty good to take a couple sets.

If you're going to compete with the kids in Florida you have to ride every opportunity you have.

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KG's Supra24
12-16-2013, 09:59 AM
Oh man that is awful!! Sorry to hear that.

Keep us updated on the resolution.

rdlangston13
12-16-2013, 06:25 PM
Y'all are hardcore still going out in Oklahoma! I plan to try and ride before the new year but it's just a novelty ride haha.


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mmandley
12-16-2013, 08:53 PM
Maybe a bright side will be the boat just needs new heads, or something, not a new block?

Hoping for the best when you get it in and take it out to really inspect it.

rdlangston13
12-16-2013, 09:16 PM
Heck, could be just a head gasket


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tnbrooks01
12-16-2013, 11:12 PM
Y'all are hardcore still going out in Oklahoma! I plan to try and ride before the new year but it's just a novelty ride haha.


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Tyler has plenty of neoprene and a drysuit. He trys to take 2 15-20 minute sets and limit falls. he's usually sweating pretty good after hit set.

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newty
12-17-2013, 09:42 PM
I'm thinking just a gasket or at the worst, a new set of heads. If the block is cracked you would likely have oil and water leaking from the block into the hull. Its possible the block failed inwards but not likely.

tnbrooks01
12-20-2013, 12:11 PM
I'm thinking just a gasket or at the worst, a new set of heads. If the block is cracked you would likely have oil and water leaking from the block into the hull. Its possible the block failed inwards but not likely.

Work on boat starting today so ill know soon. If it is extensive was quoted 7500 parts and labor for factory replacement. Ouch!

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wolfeman131
12-20-2013, 01:52 PM
Wow, I expected about that, but was/am hoping to hear a lower number.

tnbrooks01
12-20-2013, 04:18 PM
Just found out 7500 it is. Still have to pressure test v drive. If its shot go ahead and tack on another 3000.

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tnbrooks01
12-20-2013, 04:21 PM
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jpetty3023
12-20-2013, 05:01 PM
I'm literally in my truck crying for ya right now. tough break man


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mmandley
12-21-2013, 07:38 PM
Holy Shizzle Nizzle man. Cracked the block in the Valley. MAN, I have never seen an engine let go in that spot. I would have expected heads, or something. Dam bro sorry.

jmb
12-21-2013, 08:11 PM
You would have thought the freeze plugs would have let go first. Thought thats what they are there for.

996scott
12-21-2013, 08:18 PM
that picture just makes me sick. So sorry...

Boonejeepin
12-21-2013, 08:49 PM
Do we have freeze plugs? I have not spotted any.

MLA
12-21-2013, 09:24 PM
You would have thought the freeze plugs would have let go first. Thought thats what they are there for.

Sadly no. They are there for the casting process. Ive seen plenty rust out, but rarely one pop due to freezing.

jmvotto
12-21-2013, 11:14 PM
Todd, just read this thread big bummer, sorry to hear and I feel your pain, sick to my stomach.
Amazing what a quick hard freeze can do.

Thought this was just a weather thread... Last week 20 and 7 inches of snow , this week 60's and raining. Messing with my winter sports.....

jmb
12-22-2013, 07:52 AM
Sadly no. They are there for the casting process. Ive seen plenty rust out, but rarely one pop due to freezing.

Well that's horrible. Doesn't make sense. Especially on a marine engine that has no coolant.

Ian Brantford
12-22-2013, 09:00 AM
Like the others here, I am having sympathy pains.

Rant: Really? After decades of having automotive engines adapted for marine use, why don't marine engines drain themselves?

Kma4444
01-03-2014, 12:30 PM
That does suck. I've seen several Chevy engines crack in the valley from freezing. Curious how this is coming.

wolfeman131
01-03-2014, 12:42 PM
That does suck. I've seen several Chevy engines crack in the valley from freezing. Curious how this is coming.

what do you know about engines! :)

don't you need to update your location?

Kma4444
01-03-2014, 05:28 PM
Oh yeah, I suppose I should do a bit of updating after the recent upgrading!!!!! Well, I've seen probably several engines on the internet and I have an excellent visual memory. :D

wolfeman131
01-03-2014, 05:53 PM
Yeah, and you probably slept at a Holiday Inn a few times too?

Let me know if you get back down this way this summer.

tnbrooks01
01-03-2014, 09:25 PM
That does suck. I've seen several Chevy engines crack in the valley from freezing. Curious how this is coming.

Parts should have been ordered Monday. With Christmas and New Years Im sure it will be delayed some.

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Kma4444
01-04-2014, 07:56 AM
Yeah Drew, Holiday Inn has been very good for me. I will for sure let you know if we venture down that way.

Glad to hear your making some progress on the repair. So did the freeze get the V-drive or was that alright? Are they replacing the engine or replacing the block?

tnbrooks01
01-08-2014, 09:57 AM
Yeah Drew, Holiday Inn has been very good for me. I will for sure let you know if we venture down that way.

Glad to hear your making some progress on the repair. So did the freeze get the V-drive or was that alright? Are they replacing the engine or replacing the block?

We think the v drive is ok but Will be pressure testing the v drive once the motor is out to verify. Im hoping its ok, if not its about another 3k.

I believe we are going with a new motor.



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Cigars n scotch
01-08-2014, 09:37 PM
Ouch sorry to hear this. I thought too this was just another weather thread.

tnbrooks01
03-25-2014, 09:22 PM
Got boat back last week. Water tested twice and had no issues. Hoping to.get back out thursday and put a few breakin hours on it.

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wolfeman131
03-25-2014, 09:29 PM
Glad you got her back, but still makes me sick to think about the troubles.

Cigars n scotch
03-25-2014, 09:35 PM
Also glad to hear you got it back. Hope you have a great season with it and have no trouble!

jpetty3023
03-25-2014, 09:41 PM
I know your ready to put the boat in the new boat garage. hope things all fall into place from here on out


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moombadaze
03-26-2014, 07:12 AM
glad to hear your back at it

jmvotto
03-26-2014, 10:50 AM
Snowed here last Night, its almost April for Gods sake....

gregski
03-26-2014, 12:50 PM
Snowed here last Night, its almost April for Gods sake....
You don't typically get snow in April there? It's pretty common around here even into May. Those are usually the storms that tear up trees and power lines. Boating season is still just a dream. But the snow is still awesome, so who needs the lake?

tnbrooks01
03-29-2014, 08:27 PM
Put a little over 3 hrs on the boat today just cruising nice and easy. Everything looks good! Tomorrow we are gonna .load it down and let the kids take a few sets finally. :-) happy place!

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