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drain tube trouble
|Author||Topic: drain tube trouble|
posted 09-17-2002 07:49 PM ET (US)
In my quest to try and find the source of water intrusion into the hull I took a very close look at and under all the inspection ports. When I removed the cover on the starboard inspection port/deck plate (the one over the bilge) I discovered that the drain tube leading to the gas tank cavity is basically rotten and needs to be replaced. I cannot for the life of me see a way to access the end near the gas tank. I thought about taking up the entire deck but then I realized the the plywood would still be resticting my access. I did not try and shove my arm all the way in to see if I could reach because I am basically claustrophobic (sp?)and sticking any part of my body into a narrow, dark, dank opening that smells rotten just is not my idea of fun. Just call me chicken s**t. I checked the bait well and I noticed that where the gas leads come off the tank and into the bait well it is covered in what looks like some kind of dark rotted marine caulk. It looks like I need to remoce the white piece that holds up the gas lines to get at all the caulk but I have no idea how to acess the screw on the top of the white piece (sorry for the lack of technical terms). Has anyone has issues with either of these items before? How should I best deal with these?
posted 09-17-2002 10:28 PM ET (US)
Let me clarify one thing. The drain tube runs from the tunnel (not the bilge) to the fuel tank area. The inspection port is over the tunnel not the bilge and is adjacent to the inspection port for the rear of the fuel tank where the lines come out of the top of the tank subsequently run back into the baitwell.
posted 09-17-2002 11:02 PM ET (US)
What model are we talking about?
posted 09-18-2002 06:47 AM ET (US)
1988 22' Outrage
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