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sshherman posted 09-18-2003 10:48 AM ET (US)   Profile for sshherman   Send Email to sshherman  
In prep for hurricane Isabelle, went to take my BW out of the water after not using it for about 3 weeks. Found a bilge full of water / fuel mix. Not a comfortable feeling. Had my marina (mercury dealer, not Boston Whaler dealer)haul it to investigate. Appears to be a leak in the fuel tank. The service manager suggested I check with Boston Whaler to see if there was a recall as the tank is not in a separate sealed compartment as suggested for outboards by The American Boat Builders guidelines, allowing to sit in bilge water (salt) and corrode. He noted a similar situation he recently encountered involving a Tiara in which the factory covered the fix and subsequent upgrade to enclose it.

Anyone have any experience or suggestions with this? Are there any known recalls? Service manager suggested I check it out as appears it will be a costly fix $4,000 +/-!

Backlash posted 09-18-2003 11:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for Backlash  Send Email to Backlash     
I would make sure it is the tank that's actually leaking and not a fuel hose or hose fitting/connection. I believe there are deck plate(s)in the floor above the tank that will allow you to inspect the hose connections to the tank. If you determine it is the tank that's leaking, I would contact Chuck Bennett at the factory. His email address is:

cbennett@whaler.com

Good luck!
Steve

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