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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Sadly my three month old T-100 was sitting in about 18 inches of flood water thanks to Hurricane Sandy. Looking for some collective wisdom from the forums about what to do next!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 11:34 PM
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Sorry to hear,hopefully your insurance will cover any repairs needed. Were you able to dry it yet ?

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 11:40 PM
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I sure would wash everywhere with fresh water first, then find out if water was in the motor. If so, I would hope insurance would cover, but if not, seach internet for what to do with a submerged outboard motor and follow that.
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Clean it up and change the oil. Run it a few minutes, then change it again. Take a look at the oil now- any signs of water? If so, repeat. If not, ride it a bit and continue checking the oil for signs of water.

I'd expect at only 18" you probably won't have too much trouble.

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