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Old 05-12-2017, 04:39 PM   #1
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we finally got rid of most of the black water smell! whew.Host of new issues popped up. The most distressing is inability to fill the aft fuel tank. I suspect a clogged vent line since it gurgled immediately when the tank was less than a quarter full. What is the best way to check this. I am planning to detach it and blow air through it. It was filled with no problem in Sept. Am I missing anything obvious here? Thanks for any help.
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Old 05-12-2017, 04:43 PM   #2
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My 45' Californian had sags in the fuel fill hoses. A PITA to fill until I had the hoses pulled tighter. Nothing liquid will flow uphill without help.
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Old 05-16-2017, 06:49 PM   #3
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The rear tank hose runs horizontally from the edge to the center of the boat. Miserable, and slow to fill.
Check your outer vent fitting for insects, mud,,,,,
I found that most of mine were plugged by mud daubers. I wetted them down and used a shop vac to suck thedebris out.
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i took the cover off the input hose and put the shopvac over the vent and got out some dirty looking diesel and then was able to fill the tank -slowly
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