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Old 08-30-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
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Sometimes people just take pity on me

For those of you that live around the midwest the chain store "Farm and Fleet" had I repeat HAD....... RV antifreeze on sale for $1.99 a gallon instead of $2.79. This is the pink stuff. I bought three cases. 18 gallons takes care of everything for me with a couple to spare.

This was just suppost to be a weekend sale but they left their sale sign up and I got lucky with a salesperson who took pity on me and honored that.

Thanks Farm and Fleet!

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Old 08-30-2011, 05:50 PM   #2
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cool...congrats...that's gonna go a long way this winter....



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Wow, that is a great price! What in the world do you have that needs 18 gallons?
My RV only takes 2 (and I am being generous with it) and my 5.7 merc. uses about 4 (again, being very generous with it).

Normal price for that stuff around here is $4.00 for the no name stuff and $5.00 for name brand (prestone).
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I might tend to over do it with my water system and head, but as cheap as this pink stuff is.............. it is good insurance nothing is going to freeze over the winter.

By the way I don't use the pink stuff in the engines......I go out and get the 50/50 prestone for the two engines. That is about 6 gallons there. Waiting for it to go on sale

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Hey Roger, so is yours a closed cooling system? If not, how do you de-winterize it in the spring?

Hey wait a minute here, summer is not over just yet, why are we talking about anti-freeze and winterizing our boats?
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Mcoffey
go to wally world (walmart)..and check their prices out...rv antifreeze usually goes for about a buck 99 ....lots cheaper than 4 bucks....plus you get to watch all the walmartians come in and out....that's worth the price of admission right there bubba!!!


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Hahaha, or you can just go to www.peopleofwalmart.com and enjoy the show

I do get mine there and always opt for the name brand stuff (Prestone) and it is 4.99 per. I think that other stuff was 3.99. Maybe I need to take a trip out to the left coast and stock up
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come on out!!...be happy to take you to ours and let ya buy the pink stuff and ammo!!!...

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Sorry guys please don't fret..........yes I hope we all have atleast another month and half of boating.

MC...........No closed cooling. What I do is drain in the bilge and out the drain hole to a couple of five gallon buckets before I dunk it in the water in the spring. Sometimes I can re use it or the marina where I store the boat takes it form me. I know sounds alot but it has always worked for me.....I like the pink stuff for the water lines but like the prestone 50/50 with all the good corrosion stoppers for the engines and the 50/50 is so easy to use......no mixing!

Usually I run the engines on the muffs to make sure everything is running OK before the dunk.


Don't know what chain stores you have on the east coast but yes what SP said. Sounds like you are going to West Marine with thoses prices......I got lucky with the $1.99 but usually it is around the $2.79-$3.00 for the pink a gallon.

Enough of this winterizing jibber jabber.........it is suppose to be in the 90's again the next three days in the midwest................enjoy go boatin!!!

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My boating season is over. Well, the boating season in my area will be continuing, but it's too close to the end to haul and get drive and gimbal bearing work, only to relaunch and then haul a week or two later. What we currently have is a floating place to hang out on the weekends (at the dock) for the next few weeks. We've already started unloading (technically the unloading of high ticket items started as the result of Irene) and getting a jump on projects.

I hate to see the season end, but it is what it is.
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Shrew had one of those seasons about 10 years ago when we hit something in the river and the outdrive got totaled. By the time everything got fixed it ws time to put it away.

As a cubs fan I'm sure you will appriciate our famous saying of " Better luck next year!" :-)

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Sorry to hear about your early end to boating this year Shrew... At least you do have a nice place to go and kick back, even if it doesn't go anywhere for now..
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