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    What tool to carry in Challenger?

    I'm a total newb to these boats. I was wondering if there are any particular tools you should carry in the Challenger with the 787? I will be using it out in the ocean so if it dies out there on me I'd like to be able to maybe have a chance at doing something to get it going again. Any partilar tools that would be handy to have on board?


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    For one carry Hose pinchers. You need them if your gonna get towed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Len View Post
    For one carry Hose pinchers. You need them if your gonna get towed
    Why do you need that to get towed? (Yes, I am a newb to all this...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotSmith View Post
    Why do you need that to get towed? (Yes, I am a newb to all this...)
    Because the exhaust pipe is cooled by positive pressure water from the jet pump. If you tow the boat too fast, water will fill the exhaust and back flow into the cylinders. That can bend rods, break the crank, or worst of all cause the internals to rust locking the motor up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotSmith View Post
    Why do you need that to get towed? (Yes, I am a newb to all this...)
    If & when it breaks down......

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthAWM View Post
    Because the exhaust pipe is cooled by positive pressure water from the jet pump. If you tow the boat too fast, water will fill the exhaust and back flow into the cylinders. That can bend rods, break the crank, or worst of all cause the internals to rust locking the motor up.
    Ah, that now makes sense! Similar I guess to why when flushing the motor to turn on the motor first, then turn on the hose, and to turn off the hose when done, before turning off the motor.

    Adding to list clamp for exhaust... Thanks and keep the tips coming.

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