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Old 06-01-2016, 08:05 AM   #1
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Absolutely The Best Fuel Water Seperator

With summer upon us I thought this great product used to keep water out of your fuel should be revisited.
Last year when we bought a new to us Tug I was concerned about water collection in the fuel tanks. After reading articles on different fuel additives I ran across a posting here.
It stated the obvious that I had over looked.
To keep your fuel dry, every year,Click image for larger version

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Old 06-01-2016, 09:03 AM   #2
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Very true and a good reminder!
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:09 AM   #3
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I looked at some at Worst Marine last week, but they were like $12 each! So I am going to find a source for them at a proper price. O-rings should be like $0.99 for that size.
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:09 PM   #4
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Any good hardware store should have a big slider display of many sizes. Take your old with you to compare. Lube it lightly before install. Clean mating surface.
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Any good hardware store should have a big slider display of many sizes. Take your old with you to compare. Lube it lightly before install. Clean mating surface.
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Old 06-01-2016, 02:33 PM   #6
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Any good hardware store should have a big slider display of many sizes. Take your old with you to compare. Lube it lightly before install. Clean mating surface.
Roger that.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:51 PM   #7
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Most hydraulic hose shops have a great selection and are usually cheaper than the hardware store.

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Old 06-01-2016, 09:36 PM   #8
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Price

Tough to beat .99; the gas to get there costs more. Of course, .75 would be a significant savings.
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Some reading to point you to "the best"

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Don't forget the vents as a possible source of water intake.
Most of them are some sort of "scoop" which is usually installed facing down, which normally keeps rainwater out, but is an open invitation to take on seawater in sloppy conditions.
I always plumb them with a loop that extends as high as practical above the vent so that any seawater that gets pushed up there will have a chance to drain back out.
Also make sure that the vent hose runs downhill clear to the tank, so no trapping can occur, whether its fuel or water involved.
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sorry, the message was intended for a different thread
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