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whaler222 posted 05-06-2002 11:48 PM ET (US)   Click Here to See the Profile for whaler222   Click Here to Email whaler222  
i am shocked at the way the fuel tank systems were designed on the classic outrages. i would bet that 100% of them have water under the fuel tank. i have the deck out of my boat right now and i pumped about 15 gallons of water from under the tank. the way it got there is on the port side where the fuel fill and vent hoses feed into the cavity where the tank is, well.... water just creeps right around, between, under where the lines are fed. even if it were foamed around these lines after about a year water will definitly find its way through. there should be brass through hull fittings threaded with barbs on either end for the fuel lines to connect to other than the wall of the cavity being notched out so water can just pour right in. i pland to fill the notch with glass and use brass through-hulls because thats pretty scary to know that your gas tank is constantly sitting in a puddle of, for some of us saltwater. could this eventually corode the tank so bad that you begin to have fuel leakage?!? hope not. im glad im fixing this relativly poor design and will sleep easier at nite.

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