Connecting with nature and soaking up some healthy Vitamin D is the perfect way to spend a weekend or holiday and what better way to do it than by exploring our wonderful rivers, lakes and estuaries
BCF stock the ever-reliable Parsun range of outboard motors acknowledged for being high in quality at an affordable price. With a strict testing system, each model is rigorously put through its paces, undergoing 500 hours of non-stop runtime, providing you with the confidence to spend a full day on the water with enough to juice to get you home in time for supper. If you require any boat and motor accessories such as fuel tanks, motor flushers and fuel filters, the friendly and knowledgeable team of BCF-ing experts will be able to guide you in the right direction.
What are the benefits of having a petrol motor?
Being able to get out on the water with your own craft and motor takes things to the next level. Whether you prefer to take in the picturesque scenery as you slowly cruise along milling away the hours or pack a few fishing rods to try and catch yourself a fresh feed of fish, having an outboard on the back of your watercraft provides unlimited adventure. Petrol outboard motors also make it easier to carry multiple people on-board and assist in covering great distances in minimal time.
How do i flush a petrol motor?
In order to keep your motor running at its best for many years to come, it is recommended that you flush your motor with a set of “earmuff” style flushing accessories after exposure to saltwater. The reason why this is so important is to prevent corrosion and the gathering of salt crystals that can damage the water pump impeller. Here are some quick steps:
Use the ear muffs to attach to a water hose and cover the motors water intake vents.
After starting the motor, allow it to run at idle speed for approximately 5 minutes.
Check the tell tail is spraying out water, this tells you it has a good water supply coming from the earmuffs and there are no blockages.
Rinse all extremities of the motor with fresh, flowing water including cowling rubber seals.
Then use some form of a clean towel to remove all foreign dirt and debris.
Remember that starting your outboard without an appropriate water source can result in severe damage from overheating to your motor. It is also beneficial to perform regular wipe downs to keep everything in tip-top condition.