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|08-09-2010 02:23 PM|
|jgeissinger||It would be a very good idea to flush often, if at all possible. That being said, I certainly don't with my outboards, and there are zillions of cast iron block inboards decades old which have never been flushed at all.|
|08-09-2010 01:46 PM|
|bobchandler||I was making this procedure,harder than it is.My boat is tied to a floating dock. I used a 5gal plastic cat litter bucket,tied to a rope.Tossed it over the motors raised foot.Dropped the foot,tied the rope to my back railing and filled the bucket with water.Ill flush it once aweek,when I wash the boat,if I take it out..A local dealer of Suzuki motors,uses 6hp 4 strokes on his rental fleet. I asked how often to you flush the motors...he replied we dont and they run daily.should be noted their operation in in brackish water,off a fresh water river,thats runs into the gulf|
|07-30-2010 07:40 AM|
|norsearayder||i have a johnson 115 that is a 1988 vro it only gets flushed at haulout,never had a problem|
|07-30-2010 06:30 AM|
Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
|07-29-2010 11:16 PM|
Think in terms of dentistry:
You can never brush your teeth.
You can brush every three months.
You can brush every week.
You can brush every day.
You can brush after every meal.
There is always someone who never brushes their teeth and at the age of 70 still has avoided Gingivitis. Call that luck, genetics or a good Bourbon, but common sense would indicate that the more you brush the more likely you will be to still have them...It does not matter what brand of engine you have. Salt kills. Combine that with electrolysis and your engine will not see it's tenth birthday. Flush if at all possible, even if it takes effort
|07-29-2010 07:09 PM|
|bobchandler||Glad to have read this article. I just moved my boat to saltwater. My motor is a Suzuki 6hp and I keep it in the water.|
|08-08-2008 06:53 PM|
|sailboy21||Use salt-away.. seems to work okay at keeping things nice longer. My boat came with a 5 gallon "shower" tank that hooks up to a garden hose so I can flush my dingy outboard just like at the dock. Great for washing fish guts off the deck too It probably wouldn't cost too much to tee off your galley water or even install a separate tank like my setup. Flush whenever you can, but don't go too far out of the way to the point where it isn't fun anymore. Outboard motors are disposable these days, just like sails, lines, cars etc...|
|08-08-2008 06:25 PM|
|SVDistantStar||The outboard on my skiff only gets fresh water when i have to work on it or if i take it to the lake near my granddads to fish. Its a 1973 Johnson 9.5. I never have any issues with it, other than getting water in the fuel every now and then.|
|08-08-2008 11:22 AM|
Originally Posted by Hartley18 View Post
Can't say I've tried it; mine's an inboard.
|08-08-2008 11:13 AM|
|max-on||I second what Dawg said.|
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