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Old 22 August 2006, 14:25   #11
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I have personally used various types of boats over the years and never flushed them out. Had no problems untill recently where the water would not flow through the tell tail.

I spent ages taking apart most of the cooling system and in the end had to use compressed air to clear the blockage.

Since getting my zapcat I have washed the boat down and flushed the engine out almost everytime.

A set of engine muffs are quite cheap and easy to use.
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Old 22 August 2006, 14:30   #12
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What are muffs?
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Old 22 August 2006, 16:18   #13
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What are muffs?
They are things you stick over your ears so you do not know what is going on.
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My merc doesn't have any fancy adaptors. When in a marina, and I'm feeling keen, I fit the muffs and hose, then tilt back down and run as normal to flush.

Nearly fell in once trying to fit the muffs!
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Old 22 August 2006, 17:42   #15
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Thanks Guys,

So it looks like I had better investigate the flushing arrangements.

I was beginning to think that people in marinas didn't bother!

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What are muffs?
Flush muffs - basically a thing that lets you hook your hose up to your engine so you can run it out of the water or let fresh water run through the cooling system on a salt water mooring.
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Old 23 August 2006, 07:44   #17
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I flush my Suzuki every time i've been out.

There is a screw plug on the front of the engine that you undo and screw a fitting to and then attach a normal garden hose.

Engine off and out of the water and flush it through for about 5 mins.

Water comes out from tell tale, water intake grills and round the prop.

Piece of cake!
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