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Old 12-24-2019, 07:05 AM
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Put the boat in Sunday before daybreak, got to the ramp and in the water, we first boat in, started up and wouldn’t pee..., temp was in mid 20’s. (2) other boats dropped in and had same issues with Dual motors , neither one of theirs would pee... Trimmed motor up and poured hot coffee up in the pee hole,and ran up the hole with leader material , started it and let run min, shut off and sit for couple start up for another minute to build heat shut off, after 4-5 times of this it finally started peeing and ran fine, was wondering if could could flush RV antifreeze into hose flush attachment on motor and keep from freezing....
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always pee in the pee hole fist thing in the am
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Old 12-24-2019, 07:16 AM
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I've done it...that's how we winterize up north.
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I am sure RV antifreeze would work, but certainly would not want any of that getting into the lakes or waterways.
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heat gun, hair dryer, tarp + incadescent bulb, butane heater , etc.

this is why i switched to hydraulic steering on my duck boat, the teleflex grease would always freeze if it got down & stayed down in the 20s, far as peeing, just run it, it'll thaw before it overheats
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Happens almost every time we duck hunt. We just go and take it easy at first. It will thaw pretty quickly. Been doing it for years with no repercussions. You could also once on the trailer tilt it all the way up and down a few times seems to help get just a little bit more water out.
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I’m just here to high 5 you guys for launching when it’s 20 degrees out.

I thought I was the only person crazy enough to do that.
Old 12-24-2019, 07:26 AM
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I wouldn’t think it matters as long as the pump discharge looks good. The pee holes often clog with sand and do not cause any issues. With ice clog, it should self remedy after running a while.
Old 12-24-2019, 07:27 AM
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Should not really be a problem as long as the motor is still getting water.
Old 12-24-2019, 07:29 AM
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The stream from the pee hole indicates that water is flowing in your cooling system. You can have a blocked pee hole and still have a properly functioning cooling system. If you know your cooling system is OK just run it as Chevyrulz suggested.
You can also consider sucking any water in the pee hole passage out with a syringe after using your motor to pull any standing water out of that passage so that it doesn't freeze up during storage. Blowing that passage clear should also accomplish the same effect.
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Not a motor expert here or a northerner but I thought the pee hole is just the indicator to tell you water is flowing through your water cooling system. The pee hole does not need to be flowing to keep the engine cool. If it is frozen then all the more evidence that the engine is not overheated. I would think by running the engine it will rapidly thaw that hole and it will flow after a few minutes. Now if the pee hole is frozen, then I guess water in the water pump could also likely be frozen and turning a frozen water pump would not be great for the rubber in the pump. I think that if you let the lower unit sit in the water for a few minutes that the submerged portion would thaw prior to starting though. What say the northerners?
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Drive on.Keep an eye on temp or water pressure gauge. As others said is it is simply an indicator. It will probably unfreeze after the motor heats up.
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Originally Posted by lobsdiver1 View Post
I wouldn’t think it matters as long as the pump discharge looks good. The pee holes often clog with sand and do not cause any issues. With ice clog, it should self remedy after running a while.
Doesn't matter as long as you are not over heating.


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