Another lesson...

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by DSampiero, May 27, 2010.

  1. DSampiero

    DSampiero working for the rewards...

    In what not to do to your Honda 25....
    ;D ;D

    A few months back I rebuilt a Honda25 four stroke for a friend. It's a '96 and after going the the fuel system and rebuilding the barnacle encrusted lower unit, had her purring like a zuki..err, kitten...

    Well, this afternoon whilst going to collect a few things to tie up many West Bay Treats for our fly swap I got a voice-mail..

    The boat was flipped over and the motor was in the mud for a few hours. Here's what it looked like when I pulled the cowl/cover...

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    OK, So apparently the boat was tied up behind his house and a corner of the stern became lodged under the seawall at low tide. Tide came in and flipped the boat in the middle of the night. Unreal.. But a heck of a lot easier to recover the motor see how it wasn't running when this happened.
  2. Gator_Bob

    Gator_Bob Well-Known Member

    Just tell your client that the motor will run quieter with the mud around the motor.

    Seriously what should the client have done to prevent this?

  3. DSampiero

    DSampiero working for the rewards...

    Some(2-3) pressure treated 2" x 4" x 12' stuck into the mud at an angle away from the seawall would be the most simple solution. Part of the problem is that he does not have a floating dock so he ties off to the seawall. The "seawall" in the case is just a vertical wall made of pressure treated wood, the boat getting caught under the lower lip, too funny..

    He could use a pair of mooring whips... But lets face facts, it's a CS16, and he has a trailer and a truck with the towing capacity, pull it and wash it after every use. Plus that way he won't have to wait for a high tide to get out of the canal, he can just go where the fish are! ::)