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Old 09-08-2017, 11:26 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Ski in NC View Post
Bet you still have liquid fuel hiding in some structural compartment in the bilge. Might be hard to get to. Be methodical.
I had 4 gal of thickening diesel trapped above a stringer that was under a leaking oil stove day tank. There were 6 house batteries and a Raritan setup concealing all but 6" of that stringer from view. I sponged out that 6" wet spot but it just kept on coming until it almost filled a 5 gal pail.

I had to dispose of it surreptitiously as used oil, as two oil transfer stations didn't recognize old diesel as a category.

If the smell is really strong and not just funky, pretend it's gasoline and find it now.
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