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Old    Ken W (kenteck)      Join Date: Jan 2005       03-27-2009, 2:17 PM Reply   
going to change the oil in the boat, im getting tired of using the pump thing through the dipstick, anyone got any cool inventions or ideas of draining the oil from the bottom of the pan?
Old    Duffy Mahoney (duffymahoney)      Join Date: Sep 2008       03-27-2009, 2:22 PM Reply   
I met some old guy that lives on my lake and he drains his oil to his bildge and then just throws it over into a bucket. Then cleans the bildge. I thought it was hilarious.
Old     (nbeihl)      Join Date: Mar 2004       03-27-2009, 3:07 PM Reply   
There is a contraption that you can screw into the drain plug hole. It is attached to a tube that allows you to drain the oil out of the bilge drain hole. It works perfect every time! I got mine at Skidim.com
Old    Newty (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       03-27-2009, 3:24 PM Reply   
Ken your boat should have that hose drain.
Old    Ken W (kenteck)      Join Date: Jan 2005       03-27-2009, 4:12 PM Reply   
what? really?
Old    Andy Graham (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       03-27-2009, 4:25 PM Reply   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq0upIJ5M6I
Old     (polkaking27)      Join Date: Feb 2005       03-27-2009, 5:09 PM Reply   
Ken, if you want a hand with it let me know. I just moved to Vancouver and I'm not quite familiar with it yet. so if you can give directions to get there, I'd be glad to help ya
Old    Newty (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       03-27-2009, 5:30 PM Reply   
Polkaking, How long you been in Vancouver and what part are you in?
I'm up in the Felida area.
And Ken, Why have we never been out together?
We need to change that this summer.

(Message edited by newty on March 27, 2009)
Old    Ken W (kenteck)      Join Date: Jan 2005       03-27-2009, 5:36 PM Reply   
newty / polkaking
this summer we should, newty...Gresham / Vancouver for ever, fisher landing, just got my yearly pass for washougal boat launch:-)
Old     (polkaking27)      Join Date: Feb 2005       03-27-2009, 6:31 PM Reply   
I'm right off the 14 and 164th... I'm so new I don't even know what the Felida area is. I've been here since January. I'm looking to ride at Lacamas and maybe the columbia, are those decent spots? Where do you guys ride?
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-27-2009, 6:35 PM Reply   
I like how he makes it sound so easy for the drain tube through the bilge. After running my boat 1 day for a few hours, I opened up that line and drained to a tube. It drained for a week and all the oil still did'nt come out.
Old    Ken Toby (towboat_222)      Join Date: Feb 2007       03-28-2009, 7:13 AM Reply   
We actually use the drain hose to hook the oil pump to. Takes for ever to drain that way.
Old    Supra Man (kdsuprassv)      Join Date: Dec 2006       03-28-2009, 7:33 AM Reply   
My hose drains very slow...but it does work. I had to get a long funnel to get the oil from the end of the hose to my bucket on the garage floor. I had a little spillage the first time.
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-28-2009, 8:34 AM Reply   
Same thing here Supra Man. I removed the screws from the wakeplate cylinders and dropped the plate down too.
Old    Scott McMillan (scottymc261)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-28-2009, 10:14 AM Reply   
Drain it when the engine is hot! Oil will come out much faster hot. I first stuck my boat in the water for 3 or 4 minutes just on the ramp, no good, really need to warm the thing up. Look at the temp gauge and get it up to at least 125.
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-28-2009, 10:16 AM Reply   
I did that.....
Old     (fogey)      Join Date: Mar 2002       03-28-2009, 2:36 PM Reply   
Your Moomba does have a drain hose ("EZ Drain")connected to the bottom of the crankcase, and there's a lot faster way to drain the oil than letting it seek out that that hose through the bilge drain hole.

Here's a link to post about the "adapter" I put together to connect EZ drain hose to a vacuum-type oil drain device (they used to be sold by "Tempo," but now they have a different name).

http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/100113.html?1077646658

It takes maybe 10 minutes to drain hot oil from the engine.

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