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Old 04-24-2009, 12:39 PM
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I am going to run my supervee 27 in saltwater and I know that I would have to rinse it out. But what about the inside, the water cooling system, all the hoses inside, must get dirty. So I came up with this. I found everything in my garage. I am using one of the air hose needles, the one that you use to inflate basketballs and among other stuff, with various garden hose adapters. One end goes into the boat and the other ends attaches to a garden hose.

I have not tested this out yet but it seems like it should work as long as I don't give it too much pressure. What do you guys think?
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Old 04-25-2009, 04:23 PM
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Default RE: Flushing out a boat

We use a garden sprayer
Old 04-25-2009, 04:55 PM
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Default RE: Flushing out a boat

a gentle flush for 5 mins should do it.

remember as well to de-shaft the boat and flush out the prop shaft and re-lubricate
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Does it matter what type of grease or does it have to be a special aqua grease like the one they suggest in the instruction manual?
Old 04-26-2009, 04:49 AM
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You need a marine grease. Normal grease may wash away in a short time. I use the mercury marine grease. It works great.

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