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Old 04-20-2011, 07:25 AM   #1
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went for a blast yesterday after installing new battery's
boat wouldnt start instantly and stalled twice after that
after a while it ran nicely and we set off
within a mile it stalled 5 times
we managed to get back to the harbour on own effort
phoned a mecanic and offered him twice the money if he could come over directly
problem was found and fixed within 15 minutes
there was about 10 liters of water in the fuel tank and the carburator gasket was broken (leaking)
this engine is newly installed in september last year (broken gasket) and only ran twice after that.
where did the water come from. the harbour is next to a camping. did someone overthere think this is a green engine boat.
i know i only put in 2 jerrycans of petrol (straight from the gassing station)
the rest of the tank was filled at the tankstation in the harbour ????
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it was a quick fix and no harm done
can i put a lock on the fillercap ?
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:57 AM   #2
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hai rens,

water in the tank is a problem that comes with the years, always fill up your tank to his neck during the winter, then there is a small change on condens. install a water separator on the fuel hose, than you wont have that problem again.....a problem in some harbours is also that the have a lot of water in their fuel tank. so if you have almost the last fuel of the tank of the harbour istallation you can have this problem. the fuel system and tanks of the harbour should be inspected every year by a company. they check if you get the right lters/gallons what the pump says, check the tank on rust etc....and if there is to much water in the tank.......if the harbour wont let this check every year, it's better to tank with jerrycans....i always do....i see what i'm buying en pay 25 till 30 cents less (with these prices it's worth it)

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Ok
so it could be winter laying up and water from tank installations
it doesnt have to be someone who made a mistake or did it on purpose
thanks for the info
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Its' doubtful someone put water in the tank (purposely or accidentally). The fuel pickup tube doesn't go all the way to the bottom of the tank. I suspect you've probably had some water in there all along. Since water will sink to the bottom of the tank, as long as the water is below the pickup tube, it can remain in the tank. I suspect, this year the water level has finally raised to the point it's now reached the tube.
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In my opinion 10 liters of water did not come from winter lay up (condensation forming inside the tank).

Really only 3 possibilities to explain that much water; from gas station tanks, someone did it on purpose, or the gas cap on the boat is not sealing and therefore allowing rain water in.

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Ok
so it could be winter laying up and water from tank installations
it doesnt have to be someone who made a mistake or did it on purpose
thanks for the info
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hai rens,

as shrew and i told already....the water problem in the tank by winterstoring take years and finallyit reaches the tube.....and somebody doing this something on purpose....don't believe that......steeling the fuel out is a better option with our prices.....but also for that problen is a solution.....some sort of a plastic crown in the fuel hose so that thieves can't put a small hose in your tank to take the full out...

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In my opinion 10 liters of water did not come from winter lay up (condensation forming inside the tank).

...or the gas cap on the boat is not sealing and therefore allowing rain water in.

Dan
Don't mean to hijack but that reminds me, my oring on my cap is ripped, can you buy replacement orings without the whole cap and everything? Is there a standard size?

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take your old one off..and go to the local auto parts store...they can match the oring up with no problem..
as for that much water in the tank....well...there are several things that can cause that much water...the vent may have had some snow or ice formed on it...the oring could be bad....the condensation problem is always there....best thing to do is to every now and then ...throw in some heet or something....that stuff that absorbs water....works really well and will help suspend the water for burning...

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