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GLE3
07-02-2021, 03:53 PM
Hoping someone can give me a hand with the how to on this. Just bought this guy and he is in real good shape but it hasn't been ran since 2018. I want to drain the gas but not sure how as the other boats I've had used the 6 gallon metal handled tanks. This guy has a tank built into the boat. Is there a drain manufactured for this kind of thing or do I have to syphon the tank?

Thanks, GLE3

chawk_man
07-03-2021, 09:47 AM
Go to an auto parts store and buy an after-market 12 V inline fuel pump - cheap ones are fine. Buy long hoses to fit on each end. Assuming boat is on a trailer, jack up bow of boat and jack up one side of rear axel to give the boat a tilt. Open hatch to tank. Remove the plate that holds the fuel pick-up tube. Snake the pick-up end of the fuel pump to the lowest corner of the tilted tank. Put the discharge end of the fuel pump into a suitable container. Start the pump and watch. Be prepared to use more than one discharge container.

The added benefit of this method is that it will get most of the crude out of the tank, too.

When you wire up the after-market fuel pump to the battery connectors (e.g. alligator clips), make sure that the connections are tight and completely covered. I usually use liquid electrical tape to do this.

Some folks may recommend simply disconnecting the fuel pick-up hose between the tank and the engine, and pumping out that way. My experience is that this procedure does not get all of the bad fuel out and can potentially clog up the end of the fuel pick-up tube.

chawk_man
07-03-2021, 09:48 AM
BTW - I do this about every three years on my own boat just to remove any water and accumulated crude in the tank.