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BuoyChaser
09-13-2007, 01:32 PM
I'm looking for an easier way to get the boat up to temperature on land, especially when winterizing the boat or changing the oil on shore. This seems like a great device, that runs about $40. Anyone else use one of these, otherwise taking the intake hose on/off is such a pain on the newer boats.

Inboard flusher w/garden hose hook-up

http://www.tempoproducts.com/products.php?action=view&tier=parts&item_id=27

Inboard flusher w/garden hose hook-up
380190 965IBF
Telescoping tube provides access and alignment for hard to reach areas. Flush away silt,sand and alkali while boat is on land.

Monte
09-13-2007, 01:41 PM
That is what I use.. (the plunger looking one anyway) Works like a charm. Just make sure it is firmly planted on the ground and to the intake. They can fall over if not..

Sodar
09-13-2007, 01:42 PM
Looks pretty expensive though... $69.99! I think I only paid $40 for my fake-a-lake...

http://www.marineengine.com/products/accessory.php?in=3470965

Fake a Lake:

http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=FAK01

Roonie's
09-13-2007, 02:12 PM
Looks pretty expensive though... $69.99! I think I only paid $40 for my fake-a-lake...

http://www.marineengine.com/products/accessory.php?in=3470965

Fake a Lake:

http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=FAK01

Thanks for the link. I bought one today for $40 from skidim.

Tourney Team 197
09-13-2007, 02:13 PM
An actual plunger with a hose fitting adapter is a very inexpensive alternative!

east tx skier
09-13-2007, 02:17 PM
An actual plunger with a hose fitting adapter is a very inexpensive alternative!

In that same price range, a 5 gallon bucket and 3' of clear flexible PVC tubing and a ball valve for the hose works great. The way my MC sucked down the water at idle, I don't know that the plunger cup was a big enough reservoir. Plus, with the bucket, you don't have to crawl around under the boat. Just unhook the hose from the hull side of the tranny cooler and hook up the clear flexible hose.

/note. I could never get my hose off the hull fitting, but that would work, too.

OhioProstar
09-13-2007, 02:27 PM
I made one using a piece of tubing with the same inside diameter as your raw water intake hose. Hooked tube to a reducer that then attaches to a water hose fitting. If I had to do it over I would probably use a ball valve somewhere north of the garden hose adapter so I could easily turn on/off the water supply and adjust the pressure so it doesn't blow out the raw pump seal (my wife does that now).

JimN
09-13-2007, 02:29 PM
Just connect the hose to the inlet of the oil cooler or the raw water pump. Fake-A-Lakes have a tendency to fall over while the boat bounces on the trailer and you won't necessarily hear it when it does. If the boat's not bouncing, you're not working fast enough. Plus, if it does fall over, you have to get out of the boat, replace it, get back in and do it all over again. Waste of time and effort.

SoCalBrew
09-13-2007, 02:38 PM
The other problem with Fake-A-Lakes (I DO use one), are that on many boat/trailer setups, the trailer structure is in the way, prevent you from creating a good enough seal at the intake point. The FAL works great on my PS190 (1990) but not on my X-15 (2006).

peason
09-13-2007, 02:41 PM
I use a plunger type fitting that hooks on to my water inlet on the bottom the boat. I can't find a picture, but it works the same as a fake-a-lake but hooks onto the inlet fitting with a hook rather than resting on the ground. I have been using it for 10+ years and it works great.

chudson
09-13-2007, 04:09 PM
I have an older boat so there's more room but between where the water hose comes in from the bottom of the boat and where it connects to the tranny cooler I cut it in two an put a brass garden hose connectors in with the female connection on the engine side of the line and hookup the garden hose and it works great!!!

Commandohorn
09-13-2007, 04:17 PM
The plunger type works great for me, never fallen over, puts plenty of water through the engine.

rkmason
09-14-2007, 03:20 PM
I have a Flushpro from SkiDim installed in the water inlet hose between the trans oil cooler and the raw water pump. It's a permanently installed device that gives you a garden hose connection to feed water into the raw water pump when on the trailer. Works OK. You can also run a permanent short hose connection from the device to a thru-the-hull fitting to allow garden hose connection external to the boat (if you want to go to all the trouble)

etakk7
09-14-2007, 03:57 PM
here's my system:
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=12565&highlight=fake+lake

92 190 PS
09-14-2007, 04:08 PM
I actually have a toilet plunger on the end of a piece of PVC with an elbow and it works like a charm. Cost was about $5 for everything...I'll post a pic next time I get the boat out.