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Old 05 November 2008, 11:45   #11
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If you take the prop off it wont empty the container when you put it in gear.
And the prop will come off when you want it to...

Don't know how many people have had problems removing a prop after a few years ("I didn't know you were supposed to grease it up every so often...")

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Old 05 November 2008, 12:23   #12
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If you take the prop off it wont empty the container when you put it in gear.
Although it sound like geat fun I had no intentions of putting it in gear, especially as the sides of the container will be within inches
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Old 05 November 2008, 13:25   #13
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And the prop will come off when you want it to...

Don't know how many people have had problems removing a prop after a few years ("I didn't know you were supposed to grease it up every so often...")

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You should grease the prop shaft every time your prop is down, if not down so often, at least once each six months, use propper water grease to avoid siezing up on shaft.

That I know you have 3 flushing methods: Muffs, Barrel, Adapter, but there is a new interesting fourth method that leaves far away previous 3 methods....check



I call that, extreme creativity (cowl flushing)

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Old 05 November 2008, 16:14   #14
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Although it sound like geat fun I had no intentions of putting it in gear, especially as the sides of the container will be within inches

But if the prop is off. the sides of the container will be well out of the way.
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Old 05 November 2008, 18:19   #15
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But if the prop is off. the sides of the container will be well out of the way.
Agreed, but what have you got to gain by putting it in gear, it's only to flush it through?
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Agreed, but what have you got to gain by putting it in gear, it's only to flush it through?
There is nothing to gain, and nothing to lose, you are only flushing the engine. Its just so you dont get soaked if you want to put it in gear. And besides you need to take the prop off every once in a while. Other wise it could seize on the shaft.
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Filling the container using buckets wouldn't be too much of a problem as there's a water supply near by, just not near enough to use a hose.
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I bet you will be able to source a longer hose quicker than a barrel thatís the right shape and size, plus who want to be carrying loads of buckets of water back and fourth when they have just come of the water.
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I have to say given the price of launching at some slips I think it's utterly appalling that there isn't a flushing point provided. Poole charges 8 quid at Baiter and provide 2 taps in a dedicated flushing area...
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I think that's fair to say about newer built slips but with the older ones, getting a water connection to them would be at a high cost.
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I bet you will be able to source a longer hose quicker than a barrel that’s the right shape and size, plus who want to be carrying loads of buckets of water back and fourth when they have just come of the water.
Carrying buckets of water is not ideal I agree but the problem is not just the length of hose required, it's the fact that I'd have to trail it across 4 gardens. Don't think the owners would be too impressed if my hose squashed their cherished flower displays

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I have to say given the price of launching at some slips I think it's utterly appalling that there isn't a flushing point provided. Poole charges 8 quid at Baiter and provide 2 taps in a dedicated flushing area...
I was quite surprised to find there wasn't a tap at Camber. Graeme C said their used to be one there but not any longer. Why on earth would they want to take a facility like that away
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