Well, Friday I was all set to get the boats out of the water ASAP and get them winterized. WECATCHEM needed to get into the barn, and The Photo Boat had not been winterized since its first and last test run. But the cold weather gods had other plans. I have no idea, and I am sure someone will, why nothing would start. Not even the 1958 Truck. Crank crank cranky man! I was bitter emotionally and physically.
Jimmy and I wore out two batteries and our patience.
Until a fellow Woody Boater Paul Woodford came by. His son got the truck started and that broke the chain of pain.
I got WECATCHEM started and went for a last run. A cold bitter run, but just enough to fall in love again.
Getting the Photo Boat started was a trick. Here is the trick to getting a KFL started. Dont.. Just kidding.
1. Pull the choke. DO NOT TOUCH THE THROTTLE.
2. Crank until it sputs,
3. Turn off the choke and crank and pray
4. Once it sputters to start, start moving the throttle. VROOM!
That got her all started and flushed with antifreeze. Now the winter blues start.