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Anyone here ever used one of these collapsible outboard flushing bags?

Remote River Man

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for $149 Id be better tempted to buy a huge bucket from hardware store and drill a hole and put a $4 bung in instead.

Would be a damn site cheaper.

Bucket flushing can be good especially if you run a salt away type product, but you are basically recycling the water so it dirties very quickly.

Bucket flushing is quieter than muff flushing, however, I think @zmk1962came up with a DIY muffler from memory.


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If storage is an issue then the Bunnings solution will be problematic.

I have a large collapsible bucket for flushing my 90hp johnson.

Mine looks like a much cheaper one than in the OP link.

I find it to be a major pain in the rear...if the ground is not perfectly level, it collapses and the motor barely fits in.

I only use it out of courtesy to my neighbours - limit the noise.

Generally I have found using collapsible buckets problematic....small or large.

If you have the space, go with the Bunnings option (or similar)

Good luck !

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17 hours ago, Remote River Man said:

Just wondered if anyone here has used these, and if so, how did they work for you, to flush out your outboard?



What problem are you trying to solve?  

To @kingie chaser's comment :  Manufacturer's typically recommend flushing with muffs, there's another recent topic going that has concluded muffs with twin water feed are superior. 

Thanks for the reference @motiondave,  the problem I had to solve was 2Stroke idle noise while flushing as I live in a suburban area and prefer 15min or longer flushing time - often late in afternoon, early evening when I'm back from the water. This was my post on the muffler set up:

Cheers Zoran

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@zmk1962,  I fire up my motor only between 9am and 7pm. I run it before I leave for a few mins to warm it up a bit, and also run it when I get home for 10 mins to flush it, but if its after 7pm, I leave it till the next available day and I live in the suburbs and the noise echoes quite well off the bond fence and garage door. :D


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