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Thread: Motor Flushing

  1. #1
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    Motor Flushing

    What's the consensus about flushing your motor after running in the salt water then traveling upriver for a half hour being that salt water has a higher density than fresh water.

    I'm talking in my case of fishing the Sandheads [Frazer river mouth] and using the boat launches in Ladner.


    Even flushing the kicker at or prior to the boat launch.

    High tide/low tide?
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  3. #2
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    Re: Motor Flushing

    At the depth the intakes are on an outboard I don't believe it would make a difference. Even at Sandheads there will be some fresh water on top. Worked on fishing boats for years and always settled a fair amount heading up river with a load at various stages of the tide.

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    Re: Motor Flushing

    I'd just flush it anyways, especially if the tide is coming in and the current is going up

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    Re: Motor Flushing

    Flush it. The Fraser has lots of silt that I would want out my engine

  6. #5
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    Re: Motor Flushing

    Like you I launch in Ladner and fish Sandheads. I have two Yammys with flushing connections. I flush with Saltaway after each trip using the flushing connection (not the clamshell fitting). Works for me.

  7. #6
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    Re: Motor Flushing

    I have owned various motors and always flushed after salt or any type of dirty water

  8. #7
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    Re: Motor Flushing

    Yip. Always flush when coming out of salt or the fraser.

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    Re: Motor Flushing

    not only the salt but what about the green shite that always on your boat hull and inside the engine when you run the lower part of the river
    I feel more like i do now than i did before i got here

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    Re: Motor Flushing

    Quote Originally Posted by blaine View Post
    not only the salt but what about the green shite that always on your boat hull and inside the engine when you run the lower part of the river
    No worries that is just sewage slime from up river!
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