Use this when your motor isn’t peeing. It’s small, it’s free & might save your fishing trip.
Not taking the marsh seriously and failing to prepare can lead to disaster for an inshore angler. Don’t be naive!
We want to have fun when we go fishing, and that is virtually guaranteed when we are prepared. So here is what to do when your motor isn’t peeing.
First off, what do I mean by “peeing”?
Most outboard motors are equipped with a cooling system using outside water.
Outside water is circulated through cooling passages before leaving through the motor’s “pee hole”.
You’ve seen it! It looks like the motor is taking a whizz everywhere it goes.
This way the motor stays cool and doesn’t over heat. But if it were to stop peeing…
An outboard could overheat and cease to function, leaving you stranded with no way on.
Clearing the water intake is easy: trim up the motor, inspect the intake and remove any debris fouling its operation.
Sometimes that’s all it takes to get the motor peeing again. However, if that doesn’t do it, then you need to clear the pee hole.
Clearing the pee hole isn’t easily done with your fingers. You need one (or both) of these tools:
Use the thumb tack to clear clogs at the pee hole and twist tie (with the coating stripped off) to clear clogs further upstream.
As long as you maintain your outboard and have these items on hand you will always be able to clear clogs when your motor isn’t peeing.
Devin is the founder of Louisiana Fishing Blog and enjoys exploring new fishing spots on Louisiana's coast. He prefers using artificial lures and casting tackle, but won't hesitate to break out a popping cork when the time is right.
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