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Old 07 July 2007, 17:25   #1
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Washing the engine...

Question for you all; I finally took her out today and loved it! Done everything right and launch and retrieve went really well and then got her back to her home and then realised i didnt have the engine muffs with me and cant find them at home so going to have to buy some more tomorrow from somewhere and then flush the engine out - can people reassure me that this wont completely knacker the engine out please
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Old 07 July 2007, 17:35   #2
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Gavin thats no problem at all, think of all the boats kept afloat that never get flushed, missing once is of no concern. Well done on your first trip out
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Old 07 July 2007, 18:05   #3
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Congrats on your first trip also Gavin.

As Jeff says missing one won't be show stopper, but a couple of additional points:
1) Leave the engine down as far as you can tonight (lets the salt water drain out the bottom rather than getting trapped in the engine)
2) When you do get some muffs give it a good flush out. Normally reckon to leave it running for 5-10 mins (tell tale water starting to get warm) to be sure that everywhere is thoroughly rinsed.

Have fun and enjoy your rib
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thats no problem at all
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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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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And by the morning there will be no insides left in your engine better start looking for a new engine
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Old 08 July 2007, 04:53   #6
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its also likely that the boat will be eaten away aswell, just a mooring rope left!!!
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Old 08 July 2007, 05:05   #7
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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

gaRf

Don't worry the boats still there but thanks for the 'advice'.
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Old 08 July 2007, 05:06   #8
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And by the morning there will be no insides left in your engine better start looking for a new engine
Just to let you know that the only thing left this morning was the trailer - i knew i should've listened to you
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Just to let you know that the only thing left this morning was the trailer - i knew i should've listened to you
What do you expect living in Portsmouth ?
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Old 08 July 2007, 06:30   #10
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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
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