Has anybody else had any issue like this?
I bought a "new old stock" racor 900fg filter in the spring to add to the new fuel manifold setup I built for Volunteer. I ran the boat for 4 hours at normal cruise on the new filter the first time the engine came to a abrupt halt, I suspected fuel line collapse as the culprit and replaced the 18" fuel hose with copper line, the second time it quit was a bit hairier as I was 1/2 mile off a lee shore on the Washington coast with a 10' swell ( boy the second racor to switch two ... the original one was a comfort when the boat started immediately) On dis-assembly I found the aluminum ball that acts as a check valve had stuck in the closed position. I thought the upper washer was inverted and was the culprit. Last weekend I switched over to the " new " racor again and ran while at anchor for three days on the new filter with no issue. When we departed the anchorage the boat warmed up* for about 5 minutes before pulling the hook. about the same time the anchor came over the bow the engine quit again. when I switched to the main racor there was a considerable amount of vacuum built up by the fuel pump sucking against the closed off racor. I have not ever had any issues on the previous boats we have owned with racors.Has anybody else had any issues of or ideas on the culprit???