20ft Texas Barrel

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Making progress on the trailer tower, lots of padding and bunk carpet to cover up my booger welds and soften the ride for the bow.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Tower and winch complete, now to lift the boat and slide the trailer back about 4 inches.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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I probably don't need to ask but do you have any triangulation at the bottom of that tower? That's a pretty long lever pulling on the base.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Yes, triangle installed.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Copy that. Nice to be able to stick metal together like that.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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I call it the hot glue gun.

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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I have mine setup to fold back. It is held with a pin and clip when forward. Not a necessary feature but is nice when using the cover.

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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That’s cool. If you need to remove a cutwater or rub rail screw just fold the winch tower out of the way.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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I need a big collective keep your fingers crossed. I popped a freeze plug last week when it got down below zero here in Texas. Replaced the plug yesterday and letting the Permatex set for 24 hrs.
It’s either a $1.95 fix or an $1800 long block.
Having to buy a 351 long block wouldn’t be the end of the world but the problem is, I am incapable of buying a stock bore and stroke. So, the $1800 long block would really cost $4000 because I would stroke it to a 408 ci.
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I've seen that happen before and the blocks were OK. Fingers crossed...
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yep, fingers crossed,
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Still haven’t started the engine since a freeze plug popped, standby for a report.
I did some trim work, loose fitting the rub rail and transom band.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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Matt,

Yes, fingers crossed. The rub rail and transom band look good.

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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It's raw water cooled?
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

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hoodman wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:44 pm
It's raw water cooled?
Yes, raw water cooled.
Doesn’t look good, intake manifold is cracked at the inlet. Ran it a few minutes today and it had water in the oil so I bet the heads and block are toast too. I had a heater in the engine compartment during the deep freeze last week but the power went out for two days and my antifreeze concentration wasn't strong enough for -2F. Dang tough lesson to learn.
$2400 for a 285 hp long block or
$2000 for stock 240 hp replacement, I haven’t decided which one yet.
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