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Fish Stick posted 08-15-2006 02:04 PM ET (US)   Profile for Fish Stick   Send Email to Fish Stick  
Over the weekend the hose that attaches to the pee hole came off under the cowling, while flushing the engine.

The plastic tie-wrap, hose clamp from the factory is no where to be seen.

Did this part fall down the shaft, to the gear case? Is it too big to fall down the shaft, and just hiding under the power head? Is it a serious problem if I can't find it and just leave it in there?

What might it damage under the power head?

I started the engine after re-attaching the hose with a stainless hose clamp and did not hear any new sounds or have any problems.

Thanks for your help.

-Joe

Jkcam posted 08-15-2006 03:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jkcam  Send Email to Jkcam     
Joe
I would not lose any sleep over it. I would try and locate with a flashlight and if I couldnt find it, I'd forget about it. I do not believe it could get into the lower unit as that, (I believe) is sealed. It most likely is sitting in a low spot under the lower part of the engine cowling.

Don't worry, enjoy a great boat.
jim

high sierra posted 08-15-2006 10:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
Joe, all my plastic hose clamps leaked fuel or water on my 60 FI. I replaced them all. high sierra
high sierra posted 08-15-2006 10:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
Let me add, that I really like the Yamaha motor. It is extremely quiet and it burns less gas trolling than my last 15 Evinrude 2 stroke. high sierra
stiles_s posted 08-20-2006 06:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for stiles_s  Send Email to stiles_s     
on a related note, the female hose connection that surrounds the "pee hole" on my 60 4-stroke spins, so the pee is shooting straight up in the air. Sounds like there's a hose clamp in there for me to tighten?
Fish Stick posted 08-25-2006 11:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Fish Stick  Send Email to Fish Stick     
I finally found the hose clamp. It was tough to see down under the power head, but it doesn't look like there was anywhere it could go and cause damage.

Thanks for the assistance.

Stiles,

Spinning the cooling outlet was how the hose pulled off. I was unscrewing the hose after flushing, and it just kept spinning, without the hose coming out.

-Joe

Casco Bay Outrage posted 08-25-2006 01:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Casco Bay Outrage  Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage     
Not to derail this -

Ryanwhaler has his Suzuki pee stream pointed straight up and to the stern on purpose. While it looks a bit funny, it keeps people from tailgating. I learned my lesson quickly! LOL

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