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Old 19 June 2011, 14:27   #1
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flush bag

hi guys, i am looking for something kinda like a flush bag, basically where i berth my rib, well it is getting a but busy there, and i am a bit worried about leaving my outboard up incase someone crashes into it for me, so i wanna get something like a flush bag, which i can fit on the outboard and lower when moored, i've seen them before but i can't remember what they are called, any ideas?
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Old 21 June 2011, 03:10   #2
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no one?
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Old 21 June 2011, 06:49   #3
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Not quite sure what you mean..... are you thinking something that you put round the bottom of the engine in the "run" position, fill with fresh water and can then flush the engine without hauling it out the water?

Talk to a local sailmaker or people that do "canvas" lorry sides - they might be able to make one to your own spec using what to them are offcuts.

The other way of looking at it - how often do you use the baot? If it's daily or very frequently there is an argunment that says flushing is a waste of time......
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Im assuming you mean something like this: Outboard Motor Flushing Bags

I've not seen them before
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Well not for flushing, my issue is that i leave my RIB in the sea all summer, and right now it does not look like i can leave my motor raised out of the water, as this would leave it exposed to potential damage. Obviously the downside to this is that the engine will get covered in growth. one time I had seen this cover, like a sock, which you slip on the outboard when you raise it out of the water, then you can lower the outboard, and it will remain dry, any ideas if this is something you have seen out there?
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could you not just use a normal dry bag - bungees to attach to the top of the engine...

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I'd use one of those large flexi-plastic "Rhino" builders' bucket with bungees securing it to the transom
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Try a survival bag from an outdoors store - bright orange and strong. Long enough for the job, too...
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