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    Can you flush your engines using a freshwater washdown system? I'm considering storing the next boat on a mooring and I'm wondering if this would be a benefit of having a freshwater system or if with a mooring I'd need to just suck it up and accept that the engines can't be flushed.

    Also, I know newer motors have a setup for just putting the hose directly to the motor for flushing. When did this feature become common. Does any know the specific years for OMC/Merc/Yamaha?
    1973 23\' SeaCraft Tsunami w/ 300hp Etec[br]Norwalk, CT

  • #2
    My 94' Rude can be hooked up to a garden hose, and OMC released new engines in 93', so I'd assume that's when they added that feature. Cant speak to the other companies.
    ROGUE I[br]1978 235 CC[br]Newburyport, MA[br]ROGUE II[br]1987 17\' Montauk[br]Camden, ME[br]

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    • #3
      I would have to say yes to using your fresh water resivour to flush your engines after using them. Im guessing about 4 or 5 gallons per flush would be enough. YOu can flush the omcs at the back of the engine where the telltale screws in. dave.
      [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.

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      • #4
        Dave,

        I keep my boat in the water, and after reviwing this post I have a question.

        What would you think if I were to rig up a way to force the water back up the tell tale of my old Evinrude?
        1982 224 w/200 \'Rude[br]Andover, CT

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        • #5
          Think I’ll put in a few more bits of information on this topic. If you run your engine in salt water, it is a great idea to use some kind of salt-water neutralizers like the product Salt Terminator. I have been using this product for some time and I can say it’s the best out on the market. My motor shows no salt corrosion what so ever. Salt Terminator can be purchased with an applicator that hooks directly to any garden hose and dispenses the product automatically in the correct mixture. It also works great for washing down the boat or fishing equipment.
          01\' Mako BayShark 2100[br]200 Optimax[br]Lakeland Fl.

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          • #6
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            • #7
              Tell us more about this flusher Tony.
              \'81 21\' CC Mako[br]Beaufort, NC

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