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Old 14 February 2013, 09:37   #1
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Running / Flushing a larger motor

I am going to be getting Beretta out of storage in the next few weeks, for a major clean and once over before the season starts up again and I want to run the Evinrude up to temp to check that everything is OK.

I have muffs, and also the flushing attachment, but I find issues with both, and as it will be running a while I want the exhaust under water to help reduce noise - so I want to use a bucket - but I cant find anything large enough - What do other people use? Any suggestions that wont cost the earth, and wont take weeks to arrive.
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Old 14 February 2013, 10:35   #2
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I am going to be getting Beretta out of storage in the next few weeks, for a major clean and once over before the season starts up again and I want to run the Evinrude up to temp to check that everything is OK.

I have muffs, and also the flushing attachment, but I find issues with both, and as it will be running a while I want the exhaust under water to help reduce noise - so I want to use a bucket - but I cant find anything large enough - What do other people use? Any suggestions that wont cost the earth, and wont take weeks to arrive.
I use one of those blue 50 galon drums cut in half, cheap and bullett proof. You can cut it down with a standard carpenters hand saw.

As you are cutting it you can make it the best dimensons for your boat/Engine. Place under your tilted engine and then lower into the drum.

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Old 14 February 2013, 10:40   #3
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I did think of a blue drum, but not sure if they will be big enough, and its a pain as the boat is in storage.

Think a trip to the boat with a tape measure will be needed first.

I would do a custom cut and make it perfect for the job - but don't fancy spending 60

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Old 14 February 2013, 10:44   #4
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I did think of a blue drum, but not sure if they will be big enough, and its a pain as the boat is in storage.

Think a trip to the boat with a tape measure will be needed first.

I would do a custom cut and make it perfect for the job - but don't fancy spending 60

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I used to get my mariner 135 in there, bit of a squeze but as it is flexible it can be bent to fit. As a one off you could take the prop off?
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I used to get my mariner 135 in there, bit of a squeze but as it is flexible it can be bent to fit. As a one off you could take the prop off?

will see what I can pick up then, the major problem is the prop - but that needs to come off anyway to fix some damage from my last trip - and that was before the boat even got wet!
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I used to get my mariner 135 in there, bit of a squeze but as it is flexible it can be bent to fit. As a one off you could take the prop off?
Just measured my blue barrel its about 570mm dia but can be streached to 650mm ish in one direction if needed.
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I use one of those Poly tanks, but I did not buy it. A plumber was going to throw it out after removing it from a house down our street when he fitted a new heating system.
I can measure mine if you like as our gear boxes should be the same size.

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Look at this on eBay: 45 gallon drum plastic 205 liters http://bit.ly/XF9i3y
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Found this heavy duty 55 gallon drums | eBay

Closer to home - asked for the dimensions, but at 10 and a 30 mins drive might just risk it and give it a go.
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Old 14 February 2013, 19:01   #10
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Big plastic washing basket (not one with holes in, obviously!)

Never tried it, but I (ahem, the wifea) have one that I think the engine would fit in, and it cost about 2 from a sale! About the same diameter as a 205L drum.
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