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Old 04-04-2009, 06:33 PM
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Question Fuel In Bilge, 1993 26 Thoroughbred, LOTS OF IT!


I went out today and filled up the boat for the first time since I bought it. WAS going to take it out for a run. Well, that thought ended when I was done filling it. I walked around the back and fuel was dripping out of the drain plug.

Are there any current or previous owner that have had this problem?

I know I should pull the floor and check the source of the leak, which I will do. But, just to help guide me in the right direction if this has happened to someone else, I would love your feedback.

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BTW, it is parked in the street, as it is not even getting close to my house or shop!
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Fill hose or vent line maybe?
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I am waiting to see how much fuel comes out before I pop the access plate in the floor. Only then will I be able to see if the cover provides access to the proper area needed for fuel lines and gauges, fittings etc.
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No smoking please!
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Smoking? I am not even going to use a cordless screw gun to pull the screws. 2 fire extinguishers will also be on hand.
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I am headed out the door to take a look. If there are no more posts from me soon, will someone please come and sign for the full set of gauges and drive/trim indicators that I ordered?
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The fuel pickup is under the rear seat. Should be a plastic acess panel there.Check to see if it is tight against the gasket.I had a 280 that leaked there when it was near full.Hope that helps.
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