Air hose and outboard

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>

Hi Bill,

I should have known it would be practical… :-)

I’ll do something similar… diving “sans” the entire kit is a blimey good idea.  

I too have a prob with junk in the carb.. made worse by the 1:100 oil mix as my Yammy is 2S.  I reduced the problem a lot when I started to burn all the fuel in the carb prior to storage.  

Process: I haul the engine into the port rail block, then using the bottom part of a discarded balloon fender attached by 3 lines to the rail, I slip the balloon onto the foot and fill it with water, disconnect the fuel line, start the engine and let it run until it runs out of fuel.  I then remove the ballon, ditch the soiled water and place the cover atop the engine.  BASTA… 

Thank you for your idea.


On 10 May 2015, at 10:10, yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:



I went to a dive shop and told them that I wanted two things:
A fifty foot hose that would attach to my dive tank regulator and a an air-jet nozzle that I could attach to the other end of the hose. I told them I also wanted to be able to attach my octopus to the end of the hose for a quick dive on the propeller, etc.

They sold me what I needed with quick-disconnects to use the new 50 foot hose as an extension so that I could dive without kitting up, leaving the tank on deck...AND...I can attach an air-jet nozzle to that same line for general compressed-air projects on the boat. Of course, a strong jet of air is needed nowadays to clean the reconstituted corn that is left in the outboard engine carburetor by ethanol which is added gasoline. grrrr.

BeBe 387

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