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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Running Outboard on Earmuffs- No More
« Last post by Cannon on May 25, 2017, 02:58:50 PM »
Cannon, I was referring to starting it up every once in a while off season. Sometimes its just better to winterize it and leave it. The acids I was writing about are in the engine oil not the cooling system.
Blimey, I'll be a Son of a biscuit eater! You are absolutely right! I came in on the tail end of this and didn't read all of the posts. My apologies!
 On a side note: I have threatened to buy a barrel and cut it down to flush out salt with. But, I am thinking of doing an alternate, hose with a Y, one end goes to the flush out fitting and one goes to the muffs... that would work great right after pulling out at the marina. The OB would still be warm which would make flushing work best. What do you think?

 Kent,
 Flushing right after shutdown is great. Shouldn't just the flush fitting be all that's needed? Muffs only to run the engine?
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On the smaller engines yes, but the larger Yami's, you are not supposed to use the muffs. I tried using the muffs on my 225 and it didn't get enough flow for the pee outlet to get any flow. Made me nervous...
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Getter Outta Dodge
« Last post by Randy Zimmerman on May 25, 2017, 02:48:44 PM »
Great looking skiff! Enjoy


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I'd add in that Polar Wire and Genuine Dealz are good sources for wire and components. I used all blue seas components and polar ware on my skiff. I've been really happy with its performance. Recommend that you make a diagram, and label everything. It will help later debugging issues.


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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Running Outboard on Earmuffs- No More
« Last post by Lyle on May 25, 2017, 12:02:53 PM »
Cannon, I was referring to starting it up every once in a while off season. Sometimes its just better to winterize it and leave it. The acids I was writing about are in the engine oil not the cooling system.
Blimey, I'll be a Son of a biscuit eater! You are absolutely right! I came in on the tail end of this and didn't read all of the posts. My apologies!
 On a side note: I have threatened to buy a barrel and cut it down to flush out salt with. But, I am thinking of doing an alternate, hose with a Y, one end goes to the flush out fitting and one goes to the muffs... that would work great right after pulling out at the marina. The OB would still be warm which would make flushing work best. What do you think?

 Kent,
 Flushing right after shutdown is great. Shouldn't just the flush fitting be all that's needed? Muffs only to run the engine?
http://yamahaoutboards.com/yamaha-advantage/news/boating-tips/boaters-log-vol-5-no-2?_ga=2.213314900.1502334700.1495738715-1309585581.1489784628
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Chine Design
« Last post by david.nolan.940 on May 25, 2017, 10:50:37 AM »
looking good


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Thank you i will do some more digging on the forum. I appreciate your comments!
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Running Outboard on Earmuffs- No More
« Last post by Cannon on May 25, 2017, 07:50:11 AM »
Cannon, I was referring to starting it up every once in a while off season. Sometimes its just better to winterize it and leave it. The acids I was writing about are in the engine oil not the cooling system.
Blimey, I'll be a Son of a biscuit eater! You are absolutely right! I came in on the tail end of this and didn't read all of the posts. My apologies!
 On a side note: I have threatened to buy a barrel and cut it down to flush out salt with. But, I am thinking of doing an alternate, hose with a Y, one end goes to the flush out fitting and one goes to the muffs... that would work great right after pulling out at the marina. The OB would still be warm which would make flushing work best. What do you think?
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Running Outboard on Earmuffs- No More
« Last post by GS on May 25, 2017, 05:36:32 AM »
Cannon, I was referring to starting it up every once in a while off season. Sometimes its just better to winterize it and leave it. The acids I was writing about are in the engine oil not the cooling system.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Running Outboard on Earmuffs- No More
« Last post by Cannon on May 24, 2017, 09:31:35 PM »
Running in salt is hard on an engine if you don't flush it on a regular basis. Using Saltaway or a similar product is a necessary evil. Flushing in that fashion, is an eye opener when you see chunks of salt coming out... so in this case, the engine doesn't need to come up to temp...
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There are a number of good discussions on here if you do a search. As far as a wiring harness, exactly what are you asking? Are you referring to general wiring of the accessories, batteries and the like? If so, there are a number of good places to look. I have some publications by USCG and ABYC concerning the wiring and coding of wiring. I would be happy to email those to you. There are also some online resources such as genuinedeaz.com. They have a load rating for wire so you can match the gauge to the load.
But, I would look under electrical here on the forum, it is a great resource and will get you started.
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