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Old 19-06-2012, 22:15   #1
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How to flush dink outboard???

Local evinrude dealer says they stopped making a flush attachment for my 6hp 1996 model. They suggested a bucket. Get real. can't use mickey mouse ears. it has the pickup under the cavitation plate in a small corner....hard to get to. Ideas appreciated
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Old 19-06-2012, 22:19   #2
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Re: How to flush dink outboard???

Using a bucket isn't all that hard. Get yourself a 5-gallon bucket and you'll be able flush without much fuss as long as you keep the engine in neutral.
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Old 19-06-2012, 22:34   #3
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Re: How to flush dink outboard???

Sure. I've used a food grade bucket on a rubber mat. Just pick a quiet day.
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Old 20-06-2012, 08:56   #4
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Can't use a bucket because I have a different type davit system as seen here
http://www.dinghy-tow.com/
The outboard is tilted up behind the transom. Wonder why the geniuses at evinrude didn't make out suitable for ear muffs
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Old 20-06-2012, 09:23   #5
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Can't use a bucket because I have a different type davit system as seen here
http://www.dinghy-tow.com/
The outboard is tilted up behind the transom. Wonder why the geniuses at evinrude didn't make out suitable for ear muffs
I have a dinghy tow as well. Love it. Can't you hoist the engine (and transom) out of the water and then hang the bucket off the engine somehow? Our of the transom? square bucket might work better
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Old 20-06-2012, 09:34   #6
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Re: How to flush dink outboard???

Can you even run the engine in that position?!?!

I just clamp the outboard onto the stern rail and start it with a hose spraying into the intake. A little messy, but I don't do it all that often either.
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Re: How to flush dink outboard???

How about the classic ear muffs?

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Old 20-06-2012, 10:26   #8
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Re: How to flush dink outboard???

A 6hp is not that hard to lift on deck and then you can use a bucket with it standing up. Not that hard IMHO, done it myself with a 5hp Yamaha.
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Can you even run the engine in that position?!?!

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Yes, when you're in the "towing" position, the engine runs just fine. That's how I flush mine. The engine never leaves the transom of the dinghy.
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Old 22-06-2012, 13:23   #10
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Thx for input. Guess I'll try a square bucket. Now the trick is pulling..er....pushing that pull cord from behind to get it started. Hey cwyckham....any advise for a new user? How the heck do you get rainwater out of the bow? Thx
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Re: How to flush dink outboard???

If the motor has a flush screw, just get an aluminum tube turned up with a thread one end and a hose-barb on the other...
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If the motor has a flush screw, just get an aluminum tube turned up with a thread one end and a hose-barb on the other...
best advice yet. Better than mine.
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Old 23-06-2012, 07:16   #13
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No flush port. Still wondering how to get that rainwater out of the bow? Thx
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No flush port. Still wondering how to get that rainwater out of the bow? Thx
Attach the main halyard to the bow line. Hoist vertical. Tie bow line to end of boom. Engine stays in place.

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Re: How to flush dink outboard???

What model is yours? this link shows a 6hp Evinrude 1996. There is a flush port there.
1996 E6REDS Evinrude / Johnson Evinrude GEARCASE Diagram and Parts
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