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    Question What tool do you pack to clear sticks/debris blockage?

    I had to limp home last night with a stick jammed between the impeller/wear ring that wouldn't clear. This morning it took me a few tries with different tools to figure out the right one to remove it. The winner was similar to the curved pruning saw pictured below.

    What do you use for a removal tool?

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    Looooong pair of 45* needle nose pliers or a 14 mm socket...........

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    That pruning saw looks like a good idea.

    I carry the sockets that fit my intake grate and a socket handle. I also carry a fillet knife with a 9 inch blade to cut rope or plastic out without taking the grate off. The really long 9" blade fillet knives are somewhat hard to find---the one in have is made by Kershaw and is about $15 on amazon

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    The long knife is a great idea! I have made a long handled center punch. We do a bit of river riding and have quite often ended up with a ski on the bank trying to remove stones. The punch shatters/chips them smaller allowing them to come out.

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    Wow I have yet to get that kind of crap up in my intake. But i did get a rock lodged ... knocked it out ... only to find out later one made to the prop. Did put a good size nick in prop & stater vain. Ugly buggers they are.
    I carry a long pair or needle nose pliers (18") for just that occassion ... stay clear of any debrie I can see. Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by OzarkYamMonster View Post
    Wow I have yet to get that kind of crap up in my intake. But i did get a rock lodged ... knocked it out ... only to find out later one made to the prop. Did put a good size nick in prop & stater vain. Ugly buggers they are.
    I carry a long pair or needle nose pliers (18") for just that occassion ... stay clear of any debrie I can see. Good Luck
    Yam, what brand are the 18" pliers? I haven't been able to find any that long. Best I've come up with is this set from Amazon.

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    I took a long screwdriver and a coat hanger on my last long distance trip. Fortunately I don't know if either is useful.

    Good idea on the handsaw, knife, and long pliers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave. View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by OzarkYamMonster View Post
    Wow I have yet to get that kind of crap up in my intake. But i did get a rock lodged ... knocked it out ... only to find out later one made to the prop. Did put a good size nick in prop & stater vain. Ugly buggers they are.
    I carry a long pair or needle nose pliers (18") for just that occassion ... stay clear of any debrie I can see. Good Luck
    Yam, what brand are the 18" pliers? I haven't been able to find any that long. Best I've come up with is this set from Amazon.

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    Dave. Harbor freight is where I picked up mine. That's what we used on Wilson's ski last fall. Stop by and have a beer and I can show ya.

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    Found them on their site but you should be able to run up to the store beside briley parkway and pick them up.


    http://www.harborfreight.com/16-inch...set-38598.html

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