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down in the well

I have a 26 Bristol new to me I just bought a 9.8 tohatsu for it it sits in a motor well and I was wondering how to flush the engine without pulling the motor out or off the boat anyone have any suggestions?
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Re: down in the well

Sink a 5 gal bucket on a couple of lines that have been fished through the well, pull the bucket up around the leg of the motor.. Use a bilge pump to remove the sea water, then fill with fresh and run the motor in that - maybe leave a hose running into the bucket as you do ... repeat as necessary.

Assuming you have the right spacing in the well... if not, you might be able to do something similar with a large heavy plastic bag...

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Re: down in the well

Hmmm... interesting question (for which I have no good answer!) I have a B24 with a 9.9 evinrude and I never did find a good way to flush the engine mid season. I'm now on the CT river so I have the luxury of running up the river or waiting for an ebb tide to get some fresh water in the motor. Is the water temp where you have the boat warm enough to dive under the boat and force a outboard engine flusher over the intakes? A dual feed flusher would probably have the best chance of working.

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