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I/O antifreeze flusher

Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,906Member ✭✭✭✭
rather than buy the Camco for $40 I made my own for $14 including the homer bucket! I have a hose that was bound for the dumpster anyway that I'll cut down to 10' and voila!

Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

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  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 2,297Member ✭✭✭✭
    Liberty, If the woman don't find you handsome, It least they will find you handy.

    Man I'm not ready to think about winterizing, but its coming.
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,906Member ✭✭✭✭
    Ha, thanks Randy. first year with this boat so I'm a few weeks ahead trying to plan. 
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,640Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have an old bilge pump that I put into a concrete mixing tray that I use to winterize my boat.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 6,465Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Liberty44140 and Cableguy Greg - love owner modifications that are so cool! Pun intended. We can do a lot of winterizing ourselves with a few neat tricks like these!
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,906Member ✭✭✭✭
    Ha, thanks @Michael T
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

  • awhiresawhires West Deptford NJPosts: 53Member ✭✭
    What is the name of the bucket fitting??
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,906Member ✭✭✭✭
    It's not one fitting, it is a compilation of fittings from Home Depots plumbing and electrical assortment. The piece going through the bucket is threaded PVC with metal washers and nuts on both sides. The metal washers and nuts are from the electrical conduit area. Used silicone on both sides 
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

  • onislandtimeonislandtime Goose Bay Marina, MarylandPosts: 248Member ✭✭
    I used Watts 1/2-in x 1/2-in Threaded Union Fitting and a 5 Gallon Bucket, but you can buy any size bulkhead fitting. Amazon has them under 5 bucks. You can use a plastic spigot to save more money

  • TrashmanTrashman New Jersey/ philaPosts: 431Member ✭✭✭
    ...The guys in florida are giggling
  • tniggeltniggel Posts: 58Member ✭✭
    Like Greg said, we use an old bilge pump in a concrete mixing tub.  I added an additional mod this year.  I took an old extension cord that I had cut in half cutting the shrubs (oops), spliced it to the bilge pump on one end, and then to a cigarette lighter power adapter on the other. I hook the muffs to the outdrive, then go the helm, plug in the pump and start the boat.  Pretty slick when you are working by yourself.
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