View Poll Results: How long do you run your blower?

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  • Always

    6 15.79%
  • For some period of time prior to starting and then turn it off after underway

    28 73.68%
  • Never (hopefully no one does this!!)

    4 10.53%
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  1. #1
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    Default How long do you run your blower??

    With this discussion on who does or doesn't run the motor when switching riders I thought I would ask another similar question -- how long do you run your blower?

    I tend to let it run whenever we are on the boat unless anchored -- what does everyone else do?

    I've heard some say that once the boat is underway and moving that all you are doing is wearing out the blower motor....
    2013 Outback V
    2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...

  2. #2
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    Option 2 .... for the most part.

    I'll admit it, though, I don't remember to run my blower at every start up. I can't be the only one.
    2006 Supra 24SSV

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by KG's Supra24 View Post
    I'll admit it, though, I don't remember to run my blower at every start up. I can't be the only one.
    Anyone being honest would agree that we have all forgotten at one time or another. Definitely know that I have. I don't usually have any trouble remembering when jumping in the boat the first time each day (which is probably the most critical time), but as the day wears on that's when I tend to forget...
    2013 Outback V
    2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...

  4. #4
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    May 2010
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    I usually remember to do it at first start up of the day , but honestly I usually never do it again throughout the day.
    scott
    2007 Mobius LSV with a lot of great mods

  5. #5
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    May 2012
    Location
    Memphis, TN
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    I have the wife run it before we get in the water for about 1min and then we don't typically run it again while out.
    2011 Supra 21V
    2012 Tundra SR5 Crewmax
    Wetsounds Icon8's

  6. #6
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    Jun 2012
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    Portland Oregon
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    Default How long do you run your blower??

    I haven't used my blower in 15 years. Except for three safety checks.
    -Jake

  7. #7
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    Jun 2007
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    I turned it on one time to prove to the Coast Guard patrol inspecting me that it worked.




    Ok ok - usually just when I launch. Rarely throughout the day. If camping overnight, then again first start of the morning.
    2001 MobiusV

  8. #8
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    Jun 2008
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    you need another option-"it runs but I rarely touch it".
    I used to run it all the time with the supra. typically every minute the boat was running. it seemed to help vaporlock on the hot days and really doesn't hurt anything.

    current boat automagically runs for 5 minutes every time the key is cycled so I don't do anything when launching and cruising, but when surfing, I turn it on for the entire session. again due to the load the engine is under and the low speeds. it's cheap insurance to draw some of the heat out.
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandm View Post
    current boat automagically runs for 5 minutes every time the key is cycled
    Tige specific? Do other brands do this? Seems like a good idea
    2006 Supra 24SSV

  10. #10
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    Jan 2008
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    until underway
    A Day at the Lake...Priceless
    A Day in Powder...Endless


    Joe V
    2012 Möbius XLV~ Loaded & Exiled
    2007 Outback V ~ sold

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