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Old    bb12 (bradenb12)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-15-2007, 9:11 AM Reply   
I'm sure this has been hit on before but looking for some good, cheap, simple ideas.
Old    Aaron Ware (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-15-2007, 10:32 AM Reply   
A $5.00 plunger and a $2.00 hose fitting.
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Old    GoodTimes (bennygoodx)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-15-2007, 12:42 PM Reply   
WTF is that?
Old    Aaron Ware (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-15-2007, 12:56 PM Reply   
The suction cup side to raw water intake. Brass fitting for watter hose. handle rest against the concrete. They sell the same thing in the overtons catalog for $41.99
Old    Brad Theard (ispair)      Join Date: May 2006       07-15-2007, 1:59 PM Reply   
Just make sure when you push the suction on that the metal doesn't scratch your fiberglass.
Old    Aaron Ware (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-15-2007, 2:02 PM Reply   
I have not had any problems with mine. It does not have to be very tight.
Old    George Aslinger (mobv)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-15-2007, 2:07 PM Reply   
Below is a pic of what I use, a dealer mechanic gave me the idea. Much easier than a fake-a-lake because you don't have to crawl under the boat and position between trailer axle, bunks, etc when the ground is wet. Connect the rubber hose to the inlet side of the walters v-drive (where the sea-water inlet connects. Upload
Old    bb12 (bradenb12)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-15-2007, 2:19 PM Reply   
Aaron, did you just cut a small hole in the rubber part of the plunger and stick the hose fitting through and tighten with the clamp?
Old    Aaron Ware (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-15-2007, 3:15 PM Reply   
Yes that is it. Make a small hole so it has a good seal. I just made a new one today. My old one was a little dry rotted.
Old    Brad White (lespaul)      Join Date: May 2007       07-15-2007, 5:12 PM Reply   
what is that?
Old    Ron (ronnyboy27)      Join Date: Nov 2005       07-15-2007, 5:50 PM Reply   
They aren't that expensive. Doesn't seem like it would be worth the effort to make one.
Old    Aaron Ware (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-15-2007, 5:55 PM Reply   
Buy a plunger and make a hole and install fitting = $5.00 not that much effort!
Buy one already made $41.00
Old    Peter_C (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       07-15-2007, 6:15 PM Reply   
I used to hook my hose up to my showers cold water side. Much easier than crawling under the boat.
Old    Brad White (lespaul)      Join Date: May 2007       07-15-2007, 6:43 PM Reply   
will someone please tell me what the hech thats for?
Old    PATRICK (nc05lsv)      Join Date: Mar 2005       07-15-2007, 6:49 PM Reply   
Brad it is for supplying water to your boat so that you can start it on dry land if working on it. You hook up a hose and shazaam... water to your engine
Old    George Aslinger (mobv)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-15-2007, 7:40 PM Reply   
I use to run the engine before an oil change, test everything in the spring before first trip to the lake, and anyother time I want to start the boat at home.
Old    Dante (hal2814)      Join Date: Feb 2006       07-16-2007, 5:41 AM Reply   
It is nice to have that sort of thing. My first boat had a pretty unreliable Evinrude outboard on it. Ever since then, I ALWAYS do a driveway test before I get to the lake so I don't spend 30 minutes driving just to find out my boat won't start for some reason.
Old    bb12 (bradenb12)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-17-2007, 5:25 PM Reply   
I made one just like Aaron's and it worked like a charm! $9
Old    Craig (yosquire)      Join Date: Jun 2005       07-17-2007, 6:40 PM Reply   
I like it!

Though, I think I'm going to go George's route and build the direct hose adapater.
Old    Kyle Deakins (hcaggie22)      Join Date: Dec 2005       07-17-2007, 8:20 PM Reply   
I made one just like this...no way I'm spending $50 bucks for a plunger at the store haha
Old    Jay (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       07-17-2007, 11:01 PM Reply   
I just pull my raw water hose off my V drive and poke the end of the hose in it. Costs nothing to unscrew a jubilee clip and takes less than 30secs.

I flush after every launch and reckon its much better than sliding under the trailer.
Old    bb12 (bradenb12)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-18-2007, 8:27 AM Reply   
Yes, yes...to each his own!
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-18-2007, 9:02 AM Reply   
Here is another option.

http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DP7
Old    PATRICK (nc05lsv)      Join Date: Mar 2005       07-18-2007, 3:31 PM Reply   
I think i like that last option the best. Anyone try this yet?
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       07-18-2007, 3:45 PM Reply   
"A $5.00 plunger and a $2.00 hose fitting. "

Time you spent...piceless!

I'm more frugal with my time than my money...and I don't have a lot of either!
Old    Josh B (joshugan)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-18-2007, 4:16 PM Reply   
It took me all of 20 minutes, including time spent walking to Ace, (which is really close to me) to make mine. I make $18 an hour and am a student so I think not paying the $41 bucks was worth it to me.

Plus, it did feel great to see my boat running on land because of something I made.
Old    Aaron Ware (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       07-18-2007, 5:59 PM Reply   
20 minutes and $7.00 and I was good to go or pay 41.99 and wait for it to ship. I would rather have mine NOW for the $7.00 and 20 minutes of time. Take the $35.00 saved and put it in the gas tank or buy more beer!

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