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Old 04 August 2012, 05:13   #11
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Thanks Peter.

I use a dustbin (uk version of garbage can) at the moment but I want to put my doel fins back on so with them on it won't fit.
I reckon the best thing to do is, when you have finished flushing the engine take it out of the dustbin and put the doel fins in the dustbin. It's the best place for them.
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Old 04 August 2012, 05:32   #12
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Another option is a garbage can. Much quieter if you have neighbors. Also better for tuning since you can hear the motor better.
I'll second that too , the amount of people that i see setting the engine up on muffs then drop the boat in the water to only have problems
At least with a tub of water it gives a bit of back pressure on the exhaust if setting up the tickover,

Once blew the bottom out of a plastic dustbin/garbage can when trying to start an engine after flooding the carb ,,, fuel must have gone down into the exhaust when it back fired the explosion shot the engine about 3 ft high and blew the side and bottom out of the drum ,, engine ran great after that but we all had wet feet lol
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I reckon the best thing to do is, when you have finished flushing the engine take it out of the dustbin and put the doel fins in the dustbin. It's the best place for them.
Haha,

I only want to put the fins back on as I noticed at the weekend it took a long time to plane 3 up.

Was hoping the fins would make a difference.
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I'll second that too , the amount of people that i see setting the engine up on muffs then drop the boat in the water to only have problems
At least with a tub of water it gives a bit of back pressure on the exhaust if setting up the tickover,

Once blew the bottom out of a plastic dustbin/garbage can when trying to start an engine after flooding the carb ,,, fuel must have gone down into the exhaust when it back fired the explosion shot the engine about 3 ft high and blew the side and bottom out of the drum ,, engine ran great after that but we all had wet feet lol
I would only be using muffs for flushing not setting up.
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