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Old 06-11-2020, 02:09 PM   #1
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I have 2005 Maxum 1800 Mx -replaced oil before putting boat in the water. I am first time boat owner. Also I don’t understand what the blower is for - I could really use a boat manual. Thank you to anyone that can provide some help. Much appreciated.
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Old 06-12-2020, 02:05 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard!

The blower sucks out air ... gas vapors and such. It should be turned on at least 4 minutes before you start your engine. Have you taken a safe boating course? If not I would recommend it....

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+1 on what Roger said,
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I am first time boat owner. Also I donít understand what the blower is for - I could really use a boat manual. Thank you to anyone that can provide some help. Much appreciated.
I would strongly urge you to take a safe boating course. The blower and its necessity is covered in the course, along with a lot of other necessary information.

Boat manuals are not like car manuals and are fairly useless.
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CPL I agree with the gents above. I am a new boat owner as well, and I found that the courses are very helpful. You learn about the safety and about where to stay in the "lanes" in the water... In NY there's a free course that I took to make sure I was "sea-worthy". Again, there are free courses, but you should take it.
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1+ on everyoneís recommendations.

Boating can go so bad so fast, so anything you can do to prepare yourself is a must.


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As said above, blower 4 mins before start and then keep it going whilst not planing. My harbour has a 10 knot speed limit so we keep it on the whole time until we're at planing speed.
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is there any downfall in keeping it on the entire time?
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is there any downfall in keeping it on the entire time?
Shortened lifetime. In line blowers donít last as long as a squirrel cage one which is also quieter but more expensive.
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