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commodore posted 03-15-2002 11:55 AM ET (US)   Profile for commodore   Send Email to commodore  
I replaced the 1.5" ID fuel fill hose on my 1985 18' OR. The old one was soft underneath, and also kinked at the 90 degree bend. The new one has a softer radius at the floor, to eliminate the kink, and I will likely have to notch the fiberglas floor plate in a "U" shape to accommodate this. Does anyone have a similar experience/tips/suggestions?


Tom W Clark posted 03-18-2002 01:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
I am surprised you cannot get it to fit without cutting the tunnel cover. It is a tight fit but if you do cut out that tunnel cover, do so as minimally as possible.

You may be able to avoid the kink if the bend goes either forward or backward before angling around to the tank. In other words, see if you can get the bend to be more parallel to the edge of the tunnel cover instead of perpendicular to it. This will allow a softer bend and may make it easier to get the hose past without resorting to drastic measures.

Boilerman posted 03-18-2002 05:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Boilerman  Send Email to Boilerman     
Mine was replaced prior to purchase. When I removed tunnel cover some material was beveled away to accommodate thicker hose. I put a coat of epoxy on exposed plywood to seal it up.
tlynch posted 05-29-2002 12:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for tlynch  Send Email to tlynch     
I checked my fuel hose this weekend to find that it really needed replacement. I took it off and I am putting a new one on this Saturday.


A) Do you think putting in a 90 degree elbow at the bend would work well? I am sure that it would make the line last longer, it might make it hard to fill without continually shutting off.

B) There were handfulls of wet dibris in the tunnel underneath the fiberglass deck plate, sitting around the fuel line, ground wire, and vent hose. Would it be wise to fill this area with foam to keep water and dibris out?

Todd Lynch


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crashq posted 06-07-2002 05:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for crashq  Send Email to crashq     
Yo Tlynch, you might want to get away from the varnish thinner for awhile. *G*

I assume that post was meant for another board.

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