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dreid posted 03-01-2001 02:50 PM ET (US)   Profile for dreid   Send Email to dreid  
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?
tomberry posted 03-01-2001 05:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for tomberry  Send Email to tomberry     
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!
lhg posted 03-01-2001 07:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
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.
dreid posted 03-01-2001 11:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for dreid  Send Email to dreid     
Makes sense. Thanks, guys. She stays.

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