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I am thinking of trailering my boat to the coast (salt water) for a weekend with family. Would installing the Fake a Lake suffice for a good clean flush. Also, how long can you run the engine when using it? What types of problems could I create running in salt water. Keep in mind this is just once a year deal in the salt water.

I don't even know where to begin on installing one. Do they come with detailed instructions for installation?

94 Euro F3

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260 hp Merc

Thanks in advance

AF1

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You don't install a fake a lake... you may be thinking about a flush pro.

Either way you can run the engine for as long as you want on a fake a lake, you need to flush the motor for at least 20 minutes to make sure the t-stat opens and flushes out the block.

If you have a painted trailer don't even think about putting it in salt water.

-Chris

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You don't install a fake a lake... you may be thinking about a flush pro.

Either way you can run the engine for as long as you want on a fake a lake, you need to flush the motor for at least 20 minutes to make sure the t-stat opens and flushes out the block.

If you have a painted trailer don't even think about putting it in salt water.

-Chris

What is a fake a lake?

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The fake-a-lake doesn't really install, it is a device that looks like a toilet plunger with a garden hose fitting that gets wedged up under the boat between the ground and the boat hull. The plunger part completely covers the raw water intake under the boat and feeds water to the engine while the boat is on the trailer. You can idle the engine as long as you keep the water flowing from the hose. You have to watch to make sure the fake-a-lake doesn't fall over while the engine is running (i.e. don't go in the house and leave the boat running on the fake-a-lake while it warms up) or you may come back to a serious overheating problem. You also can't run the engine at rpm's much above idle while on the fake-a-lake.

You may also be thinking of a flushpro type device. This is installed inside the boat in a water line. You can hook the hose directly to it and you won't have to worry about it coming disconnected. That said, most on this site (including me) probably use the fake-a-lake without any problems.

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The fake-a-lake doesn't really install, it is a device that looks like a toilet plunger with a garden hose fitting that gets wedged up under the boat between the ground and the boat hull. The plunger part completely covers the raw water intake under the boat and feeds water to the engine while the boat is on the trailer. You can idle the engine as long as you keep the water flowing from the hose. You have to watch to make sure the fake-a-lake doesn't fall over while the engine is running (i.e. don't go in the house and leave the boat running on the fake-a-lake while it warms up) or you may come back to a serious overheating problem. You also can't run the engine at rpm's much above idle while on the fake-a-lake.

You may also be thinking of a flushpro type device. This is installed inside the boat in a water line. You can hook the hose directly to it and you won't have to worry about it coming disconnected. That said, most on this site (including me) probably use the fake-a-lake without any problems.

So go with the fake a lake?

Also, I have a galvanized trailer so should be ok in salt water

AF1

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The fake-a-lake doesn't really install, it is a device that looks like a toilet plunger with a garden hose fitting that gets wedged up under the boat between the ground and the boat hull. The plunger part completely covers the raw water intake under the boat and feeds water to the engine while the boat is on the trailer. You can idle the engine as long as you keep the water flowing from the hose. You have to watch to make sure the fake-a-lake doesn't fall over while the engine is running (i.e. don't go in the house and leave the boat running on the fake-a-lake while it warms up) or you may come back to a serious overheating problem. You also can't run the engine at rpm's much above idle while on the fake-a-lake.

You may also be thinking of a flushpro type device. This is installed inside the boat in a water line. You can hook the hose directly to it and you won't have to worry about it coming disconnected. That said, most on this site (including me) probably use the fake-a-lake without any problems.

So go with the fake a lake?

Also, I have a galvanized trailer so should be ok in salt water

AF1

I would. The fake-a-lake is very simple to use and does a good job.

The galvanized trailer is a good thing, but I would also be concerned with any chrome you have on the boat. I have read in other posts on this same topic about pitting and other corrosion problems people have had with their boats in saltwater. To me, one day or weekend isn't worth putting it in salt water. If that was the only water available to you, then that is a different story.

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The fake-a-lake doesn't really install, it is a device that looks like a toilet plunger with a garden hose fitting that gets wedged up under the boat between the ground and the boat hull. The plunger part completely covers the raw water intake under the boat and feeds water to the engine while the boat is on the trailer. You can idle the engine as long as you keep the water flowing from the hose. You have to watch to make sure the fake-a-lake doesn't fall over while the engine is running (i.e. don't go in the house and leave the boat running on the fake-a-lake while it warms up) or you may come back to a serious overheating problem. You also can't run the engine at rpm's much above idle while on the fake-a-lake.

You may also be thinking of a flushpro type device. This is installed inside the boat in a water line. You can hook the hose directly to it and you won't have to worry about it coming disconnected. That said, most on this site (including me) probably use the fake-a-lake without any problems.

So go with the fake a lake?

Also, I have a galvanized trailer so should be ok in salt water

AF1

I would. The fake-a-lake is very simple to use and does a good job.

The galvanized trailer is a good thing, but I would also be concerned with any chrome you have on the boat. I have read in other posts on this same topic about pitting and other corrosion problems people have had with their boats in saltwater. To me, one day or weekend isn't worth putting it in salt water. If that was the only water available to you, then that is a different story.

Your right, I think I am going to stick with the fresh water......

AF1

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