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Old 09-07-2020, 09:08 AM
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Fishing with a buddy last week. Strong current so he was backing up to stay over wreck. I noticed water was splashing over exhaust port of Yamaha 250. Is this a bad thing? He said he's done it for years with no issues. Can you spray with fresh water to rinse?
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Usually the only time I use reverse is when I’m backing into the slip. I don’t like the idea of water coming in at that angle.
Old 09-07-2020, 11:19 AM
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Splashing water on the exhaust... no big deal.

Splashing water where the air comes in..... can kill a motor. You’d have to bury the rear to do that though.
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do you fart in a pool? Does water enter your butt hole?
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Old 09-07-2020, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by ole_blue View Post
do you fart in a pool? Does water enter your butt hole?
Interesting analogy. If I am standing probably not. But what if I am jumping in at the same time, which force would be stronger?
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Originally Posted by aboattime View Post
Interesting analogy. If I am standing probably not. But what if I am jumping in at the same time, which force would be stronger?
How big are you and how high are you jumping? Pics?
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It’s not a problem or there would be a bunch of dead motors all over the place. That port is the idle
relief port but most exhaust goes out the prop anyway. Exhaust pressure is much higher than water pressure backing up.
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Guess it’s a good thing boat exhausts are always above the water line.
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Be glad it’s not a Merc!

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