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ChocLabWhaler posted 02-19-2004 03:10 PM ET (US)   Profile for ChocLabWhaler   Send Email to ChocLabWhaler  
I hope this is not a dumb question... I need to replace the fuel line from the tanks placed under the console in a '67 Nauset. The stock replacement fuel line for the evinrude is 7'. I found one that is 12', but it comes up a few inches short. I've looked at Cabela's, Bass Pro, a few local dealers for plain fuel line to build my own. I've come up with blank stares... Any ideas?
HAPPYJIM posted 02-19-2004 03:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for HAPPYJIM  Send Email to HAPPYJIM     
Take the old hose to an auto supply place and they can match it up for you including hose clamps.
whalerron posted 02-19-2004 11:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
The Coast Guard requires that you use USCG Approved fuel line in a boat. Your profile shows that you are in Maine. Have you contacted Hamilton Marine?

- ron

Sal DiMercurio posted 02-19-2004 11:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
Any marine store or engine dealer carries marine fuel line, just be sure you get the right size for your engine.
Either cut of a piece of the old one or remove the whole thing & bring it with you.
You can cut it very easy, it's not metal.
Dont forget to get a new bulb while your at it & locking bands or rings to secure it.
You will need 4 bands or rings to the filter & 2 past it depending on where you bulb is, 6 total.
HAPPYJIM posted 02-20-2004 12:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for HAPPYJIM  Send Email to HAPPYJIM     
I didn't realize that there was a difference. I thought all modern fuel hose was alcohol resistant. What is the Coast Guard rating for?
Sal DiMercurio posted 02-20-2004 12:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
Marine fuel line is far more UV resistant then automobile line because it sits in the sun where auto dosen't.
HAPPYJIM posted 02-20-2004 04:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for HAPPYJIM  Send Email to HAPPYJIM     
Looks like I'll be changing my new fuel Marine fuel hose.
ChocLabWhaler posted 02-20-2004 08:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for ChocLabWhaler  Send Email to ChocLabWhaler     
Where is Hamilton Marine? I'm in So. Maine. Thanks for the info. I'd hate to put the wrong fuel line in and then need to replace again.
diamondjj posted 02-20-2004 08:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for diamondjj    
100 Fore St.
lhg posted 02-20-2004 05:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
For your above deck fuel tanks, all you need is standard outboard fuel lines with integral primer bulb. Tempo makes a 12' universal line, with primer bulb and no end fittings. Just install your own.
jimh posted 02-20-2004 07:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Most of the federal law about marine fuel lines seems to apply only to non-outboard powered boats, so you will see most outboards using fuel lines with a rating of B1 or B2, not the more stringent rating of A1.

Be sure to purchase alcohol-resistant fuel line of the proper size and rating. The individual components can be purchased, but it is often cheaper and easier to buy a pre-assembled section of line with a primer bulb, if the configuration works in your installation. Almost all marine supply stores have fuel hose in a number of sizes and ratings available in bulk for purchase by the foot.

whalerron posted 02-20-2004 08:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     

You can also find Hamilton at

They are a good outfit.


John O posted 02-20-2004 10:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for John O    
hamilton is near the Shipyard Brewery . Great store.

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