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Old 07-06-2016, 06:10 AM   #21
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"The good news is you only do this once."

Unless the fuel fill is on an exposed deck or walkway and the O ring hasnt been changed often enough.
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:02 AM   #22
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Rookie question. Are most boats not marked fuel/water? I would think a simple colored fill cap would solve most of these issues.
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:18 AM   #23
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Rookie question. Are most boats not marked fuel/water? I would think a simple colored fill cap would solve most of these issues.
You might think so. I started filling my water tank with diesel once. They were clearly marked and I knew which was which. Just had a brain fart and realized what I was doing within seconds, but the damage was done.
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:49 AM   #24
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Rookie question. Are most boats not marked fuel/water? I would think a simple colored fill cap would solve most of these issues.
Yes it would.
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:46 PM   #25
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Not as bad as a new kid at the local fuel dock a few years ago....

Skipper wasn't paying attention as he was down below with his wife scrambling around getting things in order for their trip to who knows where.

New dockhand wasn't paying attention either, he was happily pumping fuel. The you hear "What the @#$$$" as the skipper comes scrambling above deck.

The gas dock attendant was pumping fuel into a rod holder. The deck was covered in fuel.

OR, the guy on my dock last year that came rolling in smelling like a gas refinery. He squeezed 20 gallons of gas into his freshwater tank. He found out when his wife was running the galley sink. I never asked him if he bothered to change out the pressure water pump and lines, or if he just flushed them out with water.
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While it sounds silly, this might not be a bad idea for folks who have water and fuel fills on the same side of the boat.

FillGuard Deck Fill Protection Device – Diesel
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Old 07-06-2016, 03:34 PM   #27
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Topping off at the end of the season two years ago I dumped 15 gallons of diesel into the holding tank... Those dang fill/pump out holes were about 8" apart, but it will never happen again. I drained the holding tank into a 5 gallon bucket one bucket at a time and dumped it into the oil recycling tank at the dock.

I am really happy my water fill is in the cockpit and well away from the fuel fill. Agreed much better water in the fuel than fuel in the water...
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