Outboard motor fresh water flush
It would be difficult to imagine yachting without the convenience of the outboard motor. This workhorse of the cruising yachtsman is often neglected, unloved, left unattended between weekends, yet remains reasonably reliable. Until that one occasion when the alternative is a long row in less than ideal conditions, and it chooses to stop when somewhere between boat and shore. Inspection of the cooling water telltale reveals a total absence of flow. It is at times like these that the owner regrets not flushing in fresh water after every trip.
It’s not always convenient to flush your outboard motor after using it in seawater. Many marinas, yards and clubs do not have a fresh water tank, with the result that the internal cooling passages of outboards can remain salty all season round. This idea costs nothing, is extremely portable and can be used on board.