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Old 04-13-2010, 12:33 PM
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Like was said, the tank is full and the guage is off. You can adjust the reading on the guage at the sending unit. It should be under a plate under your backseat.
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Your boat is setup with the fuel tank to be level when the boat is on the water, not on the trailer. That said, your fuel gauge will read it's true reading when the boat is sitting at rest in the water. Also, your fuel vent is also placed in the tank to be at the highest point when the boat is in the water. This means the tube and/or the part of the tank it is tapped into can pocket with fuel. Eventually as your are filling with fuel, the air pocket in the tank can and will overcome this fuel pocket pressure and whaaaalaahh... you have fuel pushed out the vent all over the side of your boat.

Most of our boats are set up so the nose is down when towing compared to sitting at rest in the water.

My suggestion, if you want to get incredibly anal about it; would be to get a couple of $5 motorhome levels at Wal*Mart. Next time you take the boat out, stick one of the levels inside the boat inside of a storage compartment, while the boat is at rest, and stick it on as level at that time.

Then when you get back on the trailer, you can use your tongue wheel to adjust your trailer to know when the boat is at exactly the same level. Take the second level in the package, and stick it on the trailer, so you can always match the same angle with the tongue wheel at anytime.


Also, remember your tank is NOT square on the bottom. It's V shaped! So 1/2 full on the gauge is not 1/2 full according to the tank. If you get down to approaching 1/4 tank, you need to get fuel, very soon.

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Old 04-13-2010, 01:07 PM
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Your boat is setup with the fuel tank to be level when the boat is on the water, not on the trailer. That said, your fuel gauge will read it's true reading when the boat is sitting at rest in the water. Also, your fuel vent is also placed in the tank to be at the highest point when the boat is in the water.

Most of our boats are set up so the nose is down and when towing compared to sitting at rest in the water.

My suggestion, if you want to get incredibly anal about it; would be to get a couple of $5 motorhome levels at Wal*Mart. Next time you take the boat out, stick one of the levels inside the boat inside of a storage compartment, while the boat is at rest, and stick it on as level at that time.

Then when you get back on the trailer, you can use your tongue wheel to adjust your trailer to know when the boat is at exactly the same level. Take the second level in the package, and stick it on the trailer, so you can always match the same angle with the tongue wheel at anytime.


Also, remember your tank is NOT square on the bottom. It's V shaped! So 1/2 full on the gauge is not 1/2 full according to the tank. If you get down to approaching 1/4 tank, you need to get fuel, very soon.
Thank you very much. Sounds like a plan
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One more thing...

When you fill the tank, you are filling it with cool fuel because the tanks are normally underground.

When you park the boat outside, your boat, the tank, and fuel will come up to outside air temperatures, or warmer due to the sun.

If you have filled the tank to the very brim with cool fuel, and the fuel expands when it warms, you can also have fuel trickle/leak down the side of your boat, out of the vent.

This is a great way to ruin a paint job. Ask me how I know that!


The only time you have too much fuel on the boat is when you are on fire...


...or maybe if you are going to have the boat parked outside in the sun for a while. It's then best to maybe have it down just a couple gallons from 100% full.
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My Fountian did this. Pump it in slower.
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:27 PM
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My Fountian did this. Pump it in slower.
I pumped it in as slow as possible and out it came
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Does it happen to have a water holding tank?
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Does it happen to have a water holding tank?
No
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Does it happen to have a water holding tank?
Now THAT could present some problems
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