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Old 22-09-2021, 21:50   #1
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What is it??

Hi again, I have been sorting through a bunch of items left in my St Francis 48 catamaran with Yanmar Diesel engines and I came across this part / object. Can anyone tell me what it is? Click image for larger version

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Old 22-09-2021, 21:58   #2
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Re: What is it??

It's for washing out with freshwater (from a town water supply) an outboard engine.

The goal is to wash with town water the residual seawater from the cooling channels running up the leg of the outboard, from the propeller to the engine proper. Doing so reduces corrosion and deposits of salt and calcium.

The green fitting is for a garden hose. The two now-stained beige discs are held, by the wire, against the water intakes at the propeller end of the leg of the outboard engine.

Generally called, in English, "flush muffs"; from "flush" as in to flush, to wash away + "muffs" (from looking similar to ear muffs).

See: https://plumbaroakland.com/best-outb...r-flush-muffs/
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Outboard motor flushing adapter.
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Re: What is it??

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It's for washing out with freshwater (from a town water supply) an outboard engine.
In the cold country, it's used for winterizing an outboard.
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Thanks Everyone... one less thing to learn... 18,623,489 to go....
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