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Old 22 August 2017, 11:45   #1
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Our local sailing club rents its engines on lease (50hp Hondas) and a condition of the lease is to spray the engine all over with Duck Oil pre- and post- every outing. (Under the cowl)

Does anyone else do this? Recommended? Seems to me a pretty oily environment under the hood but Honda electrics cited as being a little prone to water ingress?

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Sounds to me as the hoods have a shite seal on them the only time I use anything is if I see corrosion starting other that I leave well alone I bet their nice to work on with all that oil floating around
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who cares if it is recommended? the people that own the outboard say you have to do it
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who cares if it is recommended? the people that own the outboard say you have to do it
My point was more, should I do this to my Honda!
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if your outboard is under warranty then ask honda.

under an outboard hood should not be an oily enviroment with a modern engine.

i put some corrosion X HD on my engine mount/saddle and trim pump, just a wipe down inside does.
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Does anyone else do this? Recommended? Seems to me a pretty oily environment under the hood but Honda electrics cited as being a little prone to water ingress?

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I certainly don't.
It gets a spray round the electrics once a year when I'm servicing it.
15 years old now and hasn't had any corrosion issues.
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not seen an MDS sheet for duck oil but some oils attack rubber.looked at my hand book can't see anywhere it tells me to spray under the hood, my motor is two years old now not a bit of corrosion anywhere and never sprayed it
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who cares if it is recommended? the people that own the outboard say you have to do it
With you on this one Dubrus. If the owner wanted the outboard doused with Mazola after a run, then who are we to argue.
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