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We once had a small fish sucked up into our intake (not screen protected) and lodged in a similar manner - took a while to figure out what it was, and took a swim to clear it, but all was fine after that. ALWAYS be listening for that "tractor" engine sound that indicates your exhaust is dry.

I still often imagine that poor little shiner enjoying a tasty algae treat when his world suddenly changed when we started the engine!


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