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ContinuousWave: Whaler Repairs/Mods
|Author||Topic: Fuel Line|
posted 03-01-2001 02:50 PM ET (US)
My '86 O/R 18' has a 12" piece of brass or bronze tubing with a little "t" nipple in the middle of it placed in line between the integral fuel tank and the fuel filter. It mounts high up under the teak gunnel cover on the aft starboard side of the hull. Is it original to the boat or likely an additon by a previous owner? If it's original, what is the purpose of this contraption? If I replace the fuel line from tank to filter (located on the transom), is there any reason not to remove and discard this piece of tubing?
posted 03-01-2001 05:10 PM ET (US)
I am not positive, but I think what the "t" is for is if you wanted to add an auxillary motor. My Dad's Outrage has it on his? Again, I am not for certain. Good luck. Happy Whalering!
posted 03-01-2001 07:35 PM ET (US)
The metal tubing is original, and is for the purpose of providing 2 fuel take-offs for twin engines, even though there is only one withdrawl hose from the tank.
posted 03-01-2001 11:37 PM ET (US)
Makes sense. Thanks, guys. She stays.
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