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davej14 posted 04-27-2004 08:34 AM ET (US)   Profile for davej14   Send Email to davej14  
My "new to me" dauntless 14 has been in storage for about 18 months. The general opinion of locals is that i should remove the old gas, even though i it was stablized for storage. Is this something i can do myself? Can i siphon it out by disconnecting at the motor squeeze bulb or does it have to be pumped out. I'm also wondering if the boat should be level or if bow down or up would insure that i get the last drop.
bsmotril posted 04-27-2004 12:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
You can use the bulb and hose to siphon it if you either remove the engine fitting from the end of the hose, or buy a male fitting and plug it into the female hose fitting. There is a check valve in the end of the motor hose fitting that prevents gas from flowing unless it is plugged into it's mating fitting on the motor. Also, the hose will have to be long enough to reach down far enough to be below the bottom of your fuel tank. If it were me, I'd cut off the fitting on the motor end, get a male-male hose barb, and attach a long enough piece of new fuel hose to reach the ground. Tou can then either start pumping the bulb and siphon. You may have to keep squeezing it because of the antisiphon valves in the fuel line. Make sure you orient the bulb in the proper direction so you are not pumping against the check valves built into the bulb. Oh hell, it's starting to sound a lot simpler to shove a garden hose down the fuel fill and do it that way. BillS

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