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Old 14 February 2013, 09:37   #1
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Running / Flushing a larger motor

I am going to be getting Beretta out of storage in the next few weeks, for a major clean and once over before the season starts up again and I want to run the Evinrude up to temp to check that everything is OK.

I have muffs, and also the flushing attachment, but I find issues with both, and as it will be running a while I want the exhaust under water to help reduce noise - so I want to use a bucket - but I cant find anything large enough - What do other people use? Any suggestions that wont cost the earth, and wont take weeks to arrive.
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I am going to be getting Beretta out of storage in the next few weeks, for a major clean and once over before the season starts up again and I want to run the Evinrude up to temp to check that everything is OK.

I have muffs, and also the flushing attachment, but I find issues with both, and as it will be running a while I want the exhaust under water to help reduce noise - so I want to use a bucket - but I cant find anything large enough - What do other people use? Any suggestions that wont cost the earth, and wont take weeks to arrive.
I use one of those blue 50 galon drums cut in half, cheap and bullett proof. You can cut it down with a standard carpenters hand saw.

As you are cutting it you can make it the best dimensons for your boat/Engine. Place under your tilted engine and then lower into the drum.

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I did think of a blue drum, but not sure if they will be big enough, and its a pain as the boat is in storage.

Think a trip to the boat with a tape measure will be needed first.

I would do a custom cut and make it perfect for the job - but don't fancy spending 60

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I did think of a blue drum, but not sure if they will be big enough, and its a pain as the boat is in storage.

Think a trip to the boat with a tape measure will be needed first.

I would do a custom cut and make it perfect for the job - but don't fancy spending 60

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I used to get my mariner 135 in there, bit of a squeze but as it is flexible it can be bent to fit. As a one off you could take the prop off?
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I used to get my mariner 135 in there, bit of a squeze but as it is flexible it can be bent to fit. As a one off you could take the prop off?

will see what I can pick up then, the major problem is the prop - but that needs to come off anyway to fix some damage from my last trip - and that was before the boat even got wet!
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I used to get my mariner 135 in there, bit of a squeze but as it is flexible it can be bent to fit. As a one off you could take the prop off?
Just measured my blue barrel its about 570mm dia but can be streached to 650mm ish in one direction if needed.
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I use one of those Poly tanks, but I did not buy it. A plumber was going to throw it out after removing it from a house down our street when he fitted a new heating system.
I can measure mine if you like as our gear boxes should be the same size.

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Look at this on eBay: 45 gallon drum plastic 205 liters http://bit.ly/XF9i3y
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Found this heavy duty 55 gallon drums | eBay

Closer to home - asked for the dimensions, but at 10 and a 30 mins drive might just risk it and give it a go.
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Old 14 February 2013, 19:01   #10
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Big plastic washing basket (not one with holes in, obviously!)

Never tried it, but I (ahem, the wifea) have one that I think the engine would fit in, and it cost about 2 from a sale! About the same diameter as a 205L drum.
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Just flush with muffs, unless you will throw that extreme oiled bucket to waist basket after use go for the bucket. It's annoying to clean after use if reusing again, besides you don't want all that oily water recirculating inside engine if it happens to be a 2 stroker.

Just cover prop with thick rug to leesen sound and you're done...

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Maybe too small for you,but these can be very handy
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Problem with the muffs is that i have to tape over all the other vents - Id prefer the bucket idea with plenty of fresh water going through it to stop the oil.
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Old 16 February 2013, 18:16   #14
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We use the 50 gal buckets. Central heating tanks. Get them from www.bes.co.uk. Part nbr 17466. Price 49.57. They usually come overnight too. Big enough ror even the big Volvo duo prop and bravo legs too. Hope this helps. Cheers
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These come in at 42 cm high - http://solentplastics.co.uk/APSE%206442.jpg

And these at 52 - http://solentplastics.co.uk/m14bblue.jpg
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