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« on: August 30, 2015, 08:48:33 AM »

Need a little advice from those more knowledgeable and experienced. 
My outboard is a 28hp Evinrude.  It does not accept flushing muffs.  I religiously flush the motor after every trip with a garbage can full of fresh water / Simple Green.
I'm planning on taking the boat down to Wildwood with us next month and run it around the back bays Thurs/Fri/Sat. 
I'll have access to a hose at the condo, but taking the garbage can, etc is gonna be a bit much. 
How much of a big deal would it be if the motor isn't flushed till we get home Sunday?
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2015, 08:57:20 AM »

No big deal at all, some small outboard owners never flush their motors. Get it when you get home....enjoy the trip......
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2015, 09:29:28 AM »

running a couple days in saltwater won't do much as long as you flush it when you get back. Or go freshwater fishing for a day. lol
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2015, 10:02:23 AM »

 There are some at the marina who do not flush their motors for days and weeks at a time.

 I have gone a couple days here and there when going back out the next day or so.


 If anything, in a trash can isn't all that great for it anyways. its circulating dirty water, and if left to long can help over heat motor, although I would assume a plastic can would melt first.
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2015, 12:19:39 PM »

Thanks guys  thumbs up


There are some at the marina who do not flush their motors for days and weeks at a time.

 I have gone a couple days here and there when going back out the next day or so.


 If anything, in a trash can isn't all that great for it anyways. its circulating dirty water, and if left to long can help over heat motor, although I would assume a plastic can would melt first.
The trash can is the only option.  It's 35 gallons, so I figure the ratio of contamination that circulates isnt too bad.  The discharge from the motor is only luke warm. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2015, 10:13:21 PM »

I would just leave the water running in the trash can.. and let it over flow..

Then you can taste it.. if it's not salty your good Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2015, 09:29:30 AM »

A few days without a flush will be fine. If you do want to flush it, Google outboard flushing bags, they are portable and take up way less space than a garbage can.
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2015, 02:30:03 PM »

you'll be fine.

flush when you get back.

and look for one of these, hard to find:


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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2015, 10:03:50 AM »

I'll definetly look for that WB.   Thanks
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