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Old 03-03-2013, 09:18 AM
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forget the fake a lake and use one of these...or something similar... you'll be able to see the water flow...

there was a video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHR9bbPbwmM

but it seems to have been removed...

here's a thread with some other info on the bucket... my bucket cost about 8 bucks.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:59 AM
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The volume of water these boats can consume is amazing. I switched from a 5 gallon pail to a Rubermaid tub. No more problems of consuming more water than the hose can supply.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:11 AM
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The volume of water these boats can consume is amazing. I switched from a 5 gallon pail to a Rubermaid tub. No more problems of consuming more water than the hose can supply.
And that's why I don't recommend using a Fake-A-Lake. It's OK for a smaller engine, but for a V*, it's not a good thing to do.

At the second dealership, I used a big Rubbermaid watering trough from Fleet Farm that I added a rubber guard to (it was from a conveyor belt) to stop the water from shooting over the tub and being wasted. The water came from the tub and was recirculated, so I could run at higher RPM for longer times which, for doing service, was important. I got tired of using a 5 gallon container and heving to lower the RPM or kill the engine because the water was gone.
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And that's why I don't recommend using a Fake-A-Lake. It's OK for a smaller engine, but for a V*, it's not a good thing to do.

At the second dealership, I used a big Rubbermaid watering trough from Fleet Farm that I added a rubber guard to (it was from a conveyor belt) to stop the water from shooting over the tub and being wasted. The water came from the tub and was recirculated, so I could run at higher RPM for longer times which, for doing service, was important. I got tired of using a 5 gallon container and heving to lower the RPM or kill the engine because the water was gone.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:55 AM
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The volume of water these boats can consume is amazing. I switched from a 5 gallon pail to a Rubermaid tub. No more problems of consuming more water than the hose can supply.
dang - u had to one up me... lol... I am going to use a trough now...
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dang - u had to one up me... lol... I am going to use a trough now...
You don't need a trough- I used one because it was needed for winterizing 10-20 boats per day in fall. At home, you can use a 20 gallon garbage container or for that matter, if you watch for a sale, you could buy a resin plastic stationary sink for a mud/laundry room and put a fitting on the drain for connecting to the boat and a hose fitting for the faucet. When you winterize (assuming you'll do this), you can run it on the water to get it to temperature and before switching to anti-freeze, you could fill a 5 gallon bucket with it- shut the water off as you dump the bucket in and when the sink is empty, shut the engine off.

The tub is a really cool way to do this, though- you just don't have to worry about running out. For winterizing, we emptied the tub of water and filled it with anti-freeze, running it on that to get it to temperature and there was no way it had any water in the engine. We used -50 for this.
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dang - u had to one up me... lol... I am going to use a trough now...
Actually, I was holding back the latest system. Just have to be sure not to swim when the pool is full of RV antifreeze.
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I've got one of those "cube" coolers. It is a good size for driveway running.
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Actually, I was holding back the latest system. Just have to be sure not to swim when the pool is full of RV antifreeze.
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Actually, I was holding back the latest system. Just have to be sure not to swim when the pool is full of RV antifreeze.
You have a pool in Minnesota? How long is the season, about 15 minutes?
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