Racers and anglers have you heard about Hydrodynamic friction of the gearcase? Too low or not too lo
It’s a proven fact that a boat goes faster when you trim an outboard higher. Less gear case in the water equals less drag, and since drag is inversely proportional to speed, the faster you go, the more drag the lower unit creates. Trimming out also raises the bow, cutting drag even more by reducing surface area touching the water. One of the most controversial, least understood areas of marine high performance is that of the Nosecone and Gearcase. Yet the hydrodynamic frictio
Flushing Evolution from Ear Muffs to Low Water Pickup flusher Cones.
Back in the day, I guess still even to this day flushing an outboard with fresh water was done only one way. A set of "ear muffs" or "flush muffs" was fitted around the engine's gearcase to cover the water intakes, connected to a garden hose with a good water supply, and the engine was run for five to 10 minutes. But today's outboards can be flushed using other, in some cases easier methods, some even without starting the engine. Low Water pick Flushers are Patented design fo
Engineering Biofilms for Corrosion Prevention
Aerobic bacteria can form regenerative biofilms on mild steel, Aluminum and Brass that provide up to a 40-fold reduction in general corrosion rates. Such aerobic biofilms consume oxygen before the oxygen can reach the metal surface, decreasing the rate of corrosion. What a great concept, wonder if these bacteria's can be genetically engineered to sit inside an engine without breaking down? Wouldn't need flushers anymore, hope its just science fiction! #AlwaysFlushIt with Mari