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Old 09-13-2007, 01:32 PM
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Fake A Lake Type Device - Tempo Inboard Flusher

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/product...rts&item_id=27

Inboard flusher w/garden hose hook-up
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Telescoping tube provides access and alignment for hard to reach areas. Flush away silt,sand and alkali while boat is on land.
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Old 09-13-2007, 01:41 PM
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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..
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Old 09-13-2007, 01:42 PM
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Looks pretty expensive though... $69.99! I think I only paid $40 for my fake-a-lake...

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

Fake a Lake:

http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=FAK01
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:12 PM
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Looks pretty expensive though... $69.99! I think I only paid $40 for my fake-a-lake...

http://www.marineengine.com/products...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.
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:13 PM
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An actual plunger with a hose fitting adapter is a very inexpensive alternative!
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:17 PM
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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.
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:27 PM
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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).
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:29 PM
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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.
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:38 PM
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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).
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:41 PM
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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.
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