Re: [omc-boats] ahoy mates!

From: Andy Perakes <aperakes@...>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 22:21:59 -0500

A very good point and an excellent tip -- thanks much!

Btw, has anyone come up with an effective way of telling when the tank is
full? I've tried watching the gauge, listening for gurgle, estimating fill,
etc. but still end up blowing fuel out the overflow. That may have been
acceptable ib 1967, but it just doesn't cut it today.

Andy Perakes
Johnson Reveler

----- Original Message -----
From: <LeeHazen@...>
To: <omc-boats@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2004 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: [omc-boats] ahoy mates!

> In a message dated 12/8/04 11:22:22 PM Central Standard Time,
> aperakes@... writes:
> << My fuel tank sits in the middle of the bow and would be a standard
> square metal tank were it not for the flat in the front to allow it to
contour to
> the hull. It's in good shape on the outside, but given the amount of rust
> cleaned out of the fuel filter, I presume it has a fair bit of rust on the
> inside >>
> A neighbor of mine had a Seasport 155, 1969 model, and his boat would
> take off, then quit like it was running out of fuel. He and another
> replaced the fuel pump and fuel filter without curing the problem. He
> the boat to another neighbor and I was asked to see if I could find the
> problem. I hooked up a 6 gal outboard tank to the carburator and gravity
> fed it and the boat ran fine. I backtracked to the fuel shutoff valve and
> found
> the intake line to be full of trash that came out of the tank. Cleaned
> line
> and never had another fuel starvation problem with the boat. That was 25
> years ago, so expect to find trash in the line from the tank trapped at
> shut off valve's input side.
> Lee Hazen
> Johnson Surfer
Received on Thursday, 9 December 2004

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