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Old 08 July 2007, 07:40   #11
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just as a guideline a mec v6 left on a mooring unable to flush, with engine left up, so it could not drain out...took 12 years of good use before it clogged and then needed rodding to clear all the salt out and was then ok again...so once or twice will not make much difference
But that was on a lake
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Old 08 July 2007, 08:13   #12
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just as a guideline a mec v6 left on a mooring unable to flush, with engine left up, so it could not drain out...took 12 years of good use before it clogged and then needed rodding to clear all the salt out and was then ok again...so once or twice will not make much difference

Ah, some sensible feedback, thank you : )
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What do you expect living in Portsmouth ?
Ha de ha - nothing wrong with portsmouth
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Old 08 July 2007, 08:17   #14
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Ah, some sensible feedback, thank you : )
Totally, there is a lot of paranoia about flushing them after every use, washing them with Dove shower gel, gently towelling them off and a big kiss before putting the cover on.
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Old 08 July 2007, 08:47   #15
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... washing them with Dove shower gel, gently towelling them off and a big kiss before putting the cover on.
This thread is about engines, you nobber.
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Is it?! Shit, I must have posted on the wrong site!!
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Old 09 July 2007, 14:06   #17
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"After every use"

Mine went in the water in February and won't come out until October (at the earliest)

I must have the worst and most sea eaten engine ever.

Still starts every time so I recon using it at least 3 times a week must help.

(note to self) let's go get on the boat just now.

All the best.

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Old 10 July 2007, 04:47   #18
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"After every use"

Mine went in the water in February and won't come out until October (at the earliest)

I must have the worst and most sea eaten engine ever.

Still starts every time so I recon using it at least 3 times a week must help.

(note to self) let's go get on the boat just now.

All the best.

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That's quite reassuring....: )
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hi all, I reckon once you get in a routine its easy peasy. I got the whole flush & boat wash job down to 15 mins.

Once back in dry marina (5 mins from slip) I hook up tap to ob hose connector so its flushing away while I sort the boat stuff out. I clean all the shoes/snorkelling stuff etc from the tell tale (v eco friendly here u know!), then start swilling down boat with sponges & buckets of fresh water. Then connect up the muffs & give it a 1 min run with fresh water /cos thatīs what the manual says). A quick wash down with hose & thatīs it.

10 mins in the sun to dry off, lower leg to drain off & cover on, thatīs the lot.

I used to take ages faffing about & reckoned I was taking longer cleaning that using the boat. I also wrapped the rubbing strake in pvc tape to stop it getting scuffed, works a treat. Iīll be back to 303 it tomorrow once it has all dried off.

Cheers all, fab forum.
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downt bee a twatt yew twatt

ifn hee duzunt flussh itt owt toonite itul bee nakkerd inn de mawnin

inn de darrk ov de nite likkul mareen creetures wil eetin awaiy att fings an evun wile wee speek de sultworter iz fizzin awaiy att de blokk

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Stop trying to frighten the geezer Garf anyways isn't that what the sacrificial anodes are there to protect against ? washing after every trip is completely unnecessary IMHO

Fook me.. when I spell checked this ... all Garfs words needed a click
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