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Old 08-10-2018, 07:59 PM   #1
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Valeted the toon this morning for an outing on the lake with family and friends.
Everyone seated and I start the Yamaha 150 and immediately check the pee-hole to make sure it’s running and no pee stream...hmmm...shut it down and waited a few seconds and still no pee.
Okay...trimmed the motor up and I could feel the hole and it was dry with some mud-like material around it.
Trimmed down and still no stream.
Two of the marinas boys were watching and asked if there was a problem so I said motor not peeing. One went to get the service Mgr. Bob who promptly came with a paper clip and tried inserting it in the hole...still nothing.
Long story short, everyone off the boat so Bob could put the toon on the sling and lift it out. As I was pushing the boat from the finger dock across to where the sling was I lost my balance and took a morning dip! No problem...nice warm water but my prescription glasses went flying into the water. Okay only neck deep here should be easy to spot glasses on the bottom...not.
Foot long weeds covered the bottom and each step I took caused major silt to float up.
A half hour of searching and no glasses. Meanwhile I hear Bob say “problem solved” over at the sling. Well, that’s good news! Gave up the search on the glasses and and had a nice (but squinty) day on the lake!
Luckily, my eyes aren’t that bad.
Left me wondering, however, how often that system may get clogged?
I never went shallow enough anywhere to draw in muck so I guess my advice is to ALWAYS CHECK THAT PEE-HOLE!
Side note: motor has 210 hours on it and this is the first time that happened.
And...major thanks to Bob at Winnisquam on Winnipesaukee for the great service with no charge!
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:54 PM   #2
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Good that you noticed that.


So at first you could see but not pee? And then you could pee but not see?
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:55 PM   #3
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It might have been mud dauber wasps making a nest.

If there is enough metal on your glasses frame it may be worth a try with a BF magnet.

I have one you can borrow if needed.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:33 PM   #4
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Never thought of wasps...thanks for the magnet offer but I think they’ve gone to Davy Jones Locker! Been 3 years since a checkup anyway so it’s time for new glasses!
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Old 08-11-2018, 05:59 AM   #5
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I had the discharge hole plugged once on my Honda... cleared it out and have never had a problem since. Not sure if it was minerals or mud. Fortunately I didn't enjoy the other curriculum you did!
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I never had that issue with my motor, but did lose my glasses when I fell off an SUP. I guess a glasses strap would be an appropriate preventive measure when enjoying any watercraft.
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Bingo! I used to use a strap for outdoors...thanks for the reminder!
When I go get new glasses on Monday, I will have another couple of straps!
Cheap glasses insurance...
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After losing my $5-sunglasses while stand up paddle boarding, I drilled a hole, lengthwise, through a wine bottle cork and threaded the sun glass keeper strap through the cork, so my sun glasses will float.

It works just like a foam noodle except it is cork and it actually works pretty good.
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Never thought of wasps...thanks for the magnet offer but I think they’ve gone to Davy Jones Locker!
Been 3 years since a checkup anyway so it’s time for new glasses!
My New Hampshire optometrist was checking for sharpness with different lens settings. When I couldn't decide between two for better sharpness, he flipped a new lens into place. I said, "Now all the letters are fuzzy". His response, "That's the minimum vision required for drivers in the state of New Hampshire."

As for mud and wasps: this area has a small, black, and very nervous wasp called a Spider Wasp. (Small—about ⅝" long). Her job is to find spiders, numb them with a sting, find a hole, lay an egg on the numbed spider, and seal the hole with mud. The numbed spider later becomes a fresh meal for a freshly-hatched baby wasp.

I watched one trying to lure a spider out onto her web. The wasp's trick was to pluck the web rapidly, to imitate a caught bug. While this trick wasn't working for this particular spider, I was impressed!



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It might have been mud dauber wasps making a nest.
Have had problems with this too with insects building something in the pee-tube, happened this spring when doing the old fashioned driveway test start-up with the rubbish barrel. Easy fix with something like a pipe-cleaner or paper clip.

However a little harder to spot and have had this happen once before was a little piece of rotten wood got caught up in one of the (2) the passage ways on its way to the water pump.
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Thanks for the suggestions and wasp info...freakin’ pests!
Found a couple of mice nesting under the hood of my Kubota the other day.
Leaving the hood open from now on (tractor under cover)...no privacy for meeses!
My wife though if we put a little tape over the peehole, it would deter wasps.
Have to remember to pull the tape off before starting though...
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A little off topic now.

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Thanks for the suggestions and wasp info...freakin’ pests!
Found a couple of mice nesting under the hood of my Kubota the other day.
Those are not "Mice" they are an super alien subspecies that look like mice that have evolved to eat spark-plug wires as a there main source of food.

Our local lawnmower repair guy teasingly claims to breed them, claims also that after starting breeding program sales for plug wires and coils have skyrocketed allowing for an early retirement.
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A little off topic now.



Those are not "Mice" they are an super alien subspecies that look like mice that have evolved to eat spark-plug wires as a there main source of food.

Our local lawnmower repair guy teasingly claims to breed them, claims also that after starting breeding program sales for plug wires and coils have skyrocketed allowing for an early retirement.
I believe it!
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I was very relieved to read that this wasn't a medical warning of some sort or another!
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I was very relieved to read that this wasn't a medical warning of some sort or another!
Lol...been there done that...
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likely was those mud wasps.. i've had that happen several times. just poke it outta there and you're good to go.
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I was very relieved to read that this wasn't a medical warning of some sort or another!
I thought it was a misprint and suppose to read "pie hole".
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On a side note to the peehole incident...Went for my eye exam, which I may not have bothered with for an extended period of time had I not lost my glasses, and the doctor found I have an early onset of eye disease/syndrome.
It’s called Fuch’s (no jokes please ) Dystrophy and it has to do with cells dying on a tiny layer of the cornea and causing fluid buildup which in turn causes blurred vision.
So, they say things happen for a reason...maybe this is one of these examples?
Worst case is irreversible damage and best case is a surgical procedure that is usually, successful. Making an appointment with an ophthalmologist soon!
Thank you, peehole!
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