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    Forgot to post this.
    took the boy out a few weeks back fishing.
    I was getting everything stowed for the run home.
    I bent down to get something off the deck and I smelled gas. I shouldn’t smell gas. It was quite faint.
    I was like “no way that’s fuel”

    well, when we got home to empty and wash the boat I went in the console to get out the gear....def gas.

    opened all the hatches, put a fan overnight near a hatch to draw out the fumes (I wanted to get the battery switch off before transport and for my mechanic).

    now we wait and see.
    hoping it’s just a old fuel line or a connection to the seperator, or the sending unit seal.

    if it’s the tank (2002) not gonna be good.
    deck has to be cut out.


    🤞🏼

  • #2
    Yeah, fuel leaks are no good.. Interested to see which it turns out to be..
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    • #3
      Plastic or metal tank? Assume metal. Stick your head down in bilge and take two deep breaths. Feel dizzy or sick? Faint fuel smell is normal. Permeated fuel lines I think is the term. Ole????

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Pstephens46 View Post
        Plastic or metal tank? Assume metal. Stick your head down in bilge and take two deep breaths. Feel dizzy or sick? Faint fuel smell is normal. Permeated fuel lines I think is the term. Ole????
        Metal
        no it wasn’t like that. No dizzy. It wasn’t as strong as when you’re filling your tank either.

        heck I hope it’s something as simple as a muddobber nest in the vent line or something.




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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ol Mucky View Post
          Forgot to post this.
          took the boy out a few weeks back fishing.
          I was getting everything stowed for the run home.
          I bent down to get something off the deck and I smelled gas. I shouldn’t smell gas. It was quite faint.
          I was like “no way that’s fuel”

          well, when we got home to empty and wash the boat I went in the console to get out the gear....def gas.

          opened all the hatches, put a fan overnight near a hatch to draw out the fumes (I wanted to get the battery switch off before transport and for my mechanic).

          now we wait and see.
          hoping it’s just a old fuel line or a connection to the seperator, or the sending unit seal.

          if it’s the tank (2002) not gonna be good.
          deck has to be cut out.

          🤞🏼
          I would certainly rethink that procedure if this happens again, unless it's a pneumatic fan.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ol Mucky View Post
            Metal
            no it wasn’t like that. No dizzy. It wasn’t as strong as when you’re filling your tank either.

            heck I hope it’s something as simple as a muddobber nest in the vent line or something.
            Check the sender gasket and screws.
            Check the fuel water separators to see that the bottoms are not rusting out.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Parker Yacht View Post
              I would certainly rethink that procedure if this happens again, unless it's a pneumatic fan.

              I was 100’ away behind the wall when I plugged it in

              Boats insured.

              The seperator wasn’t rusted.
              I thought of the seal on the sending unit.
              AFTER I took it in.
              I’d rather let the guy who’s done a few give it a good once over ...I don’t trust myself that much 😜

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              • #8
                Leeetle more ether.
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