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Old 16 July 2012, 08:00   #1
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Flushing your engine when in a berth?

I have got a marina berth for my Searider, I have occasionally left it in from weekend to weekend, I left it on the berth yesterday as I am back down on Thursday, now I normally tilt up the engine and flush it with fresh water whilst in the berth with the muffs, then leave the engine up, is this correct or am I being a tool?

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Old 16 July 2012, 08:29   #2
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A lot of people do not bother, but having seen some seriously crusty engines over the years I reckon it is the easiest single thing to do to improve the life of the motor.
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Has your rib not got a solar-power reverse-osmosis plant that can continuously trickle purified water through?
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Old 16 July 2012, 10:55   #4
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Not seen that, I have some system on the mothership that send beams around the props to stop them, it wasn't cheap to fit but looked like an interesting concept, made by Volvo so bought it
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is this correct or am I being a tool?
Bit of both really
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Doing it even once is better than not at all as it all helps, and the more often you do it the more you remove the problem.
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Old 23 July 2012, 16:08   #8
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We just put the engine up and use the flushing attachment on our Yam 150
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If your on a mooring with no hose pipe available pulling a large plastic sack or a sail bag over the prop and leg then pouring a few gallons of fresh water into it can be used to flush for a few mins ,,,, as long as its not in gear !
I used to do this with my fishing boat when leaving it on an outside mooring as I always carried a 25 ltr drum of drinking water onboard I just poured it in the bag and flushed the engine through if not going to use it for a while.
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yesterday as I am back down on Thursday
For that kind of time I personally wouldn't bother...... Depending on the marina berth I might not even lift the engine - some places it's less likely to get the prop dinged by a passing numptie!
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