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#10963778 - 07/08/15 12:15 PM ? How to Siphon Boat Gas Tank?
DCmac Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/02/12
Posts: 1965
Loc: SW Okla
How do I siphon the gas out of the boat's tank? Bad year for boating/fishing, can't make enough time to get on the water and burn the gas that's been in the tank since February fill up. Want to get it out and refill with fresh gas.
Fill tube has a sort of S-shape to it so there's no way I can get rigid tubing/pipe to bottom of tank. I've tried length of garden hose and two sizes flexible clear plastic tubing but could only get a couple gallons out. I figure there's another 20-25 still in there.

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#10964005 - 07/08/15 01:37 PM Re: ? How to Siphon Boat Gas Tank? [Re: DCmac]
gary purdy Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 11158
Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
Disconnect fuel hose from the motor side, install an electric fuel pump and connect to your battery with clips.. If an electric pump is not available extend motor end of fuel hose over the transom to a container and pump the bulb to start gas coming out, watch it close.
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#10964958 - 07/08/15 09:48 PM Re: ? How to Siphon Boat Gas Tank? [Re: DCmac]
DKennimer Offline
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Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 2869
Loc: Plano/Fork
I know Gary has probably done it a thousand times... But, I do NOT recommend using an electric pump siphoning fuel. Way too much risk. Go to auto store and buy a manual pump and then get enough hose to reach the bottom of the tank. Good luck. Safety first!

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#10965146 - 07/09/15 12:17 AM Re: ? How to Siphon Boat Gas Tank? [Re: DKennimer]
kingdad101 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/05
Posts: 20734
Loc: W.F. Texas
Originally Posted By: DKennimer
I know Gary has probably done it a thousand times... But, I do NOT recommend using an electric pump siphoning fuel. Way too much risk. Go to auto store and buy a manual pump and then get enough hose to reach the bottom of the tank. Good luck. Safety first!


guess you never heard of electric fuel pumps IN the gas tank....

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#10965255 - 07/09/15 06:38 AM Re: ? How to Siphon Boat Gas Tank? [Re: DCmac]
hopalong Offline
Pumpkin Head

Registered: 09/06/08
Posts: 78748
Loc: drake river ranch telephone T...
easiest way is to just unhook from engine and use the bulb to start the flow, I have done this a few times and works great. kinda slow but works.
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#10965952 - 07/09/15 11:40 AM Re: ? How to Siphon Boat Gas Tank? [Re: DCmac]
DCmac Offline
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Registered: 08/02/12
Posts: 1965
Loc: SW Okla
Dammit, why didn't I think of just disconnecting the fuel line. Too simple a solution for an old man.

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#10980673 - 07/16/15 10:33 AM Re: ? How to Siphon Boat Gas Tank? [Re: DCmac]
DAN-O Offline
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Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 2582
Loc: MANSFIELD, TEXAS, USA
As said before...disconnect the hose from the motor and use the pump to get fuel started. Drain it off the back of the transom into an approved container and pour it over into your vehicle. Repeat as needed. That will allow you to add fresh gas to your boat tank when you are ready to refill.

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#10987397 - 07/19/15 06:49 PM Re: ? How to Siphon Boat Gas Tank? [Re: DCmac]
hopalong Offline
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Registered: 09/06/08
Posts: 78748
Loc: drake river ranch telephone T...
Originally Posted By: DCmac
Dammit, why didn't I think of just disconnecting the fuel line. Too simple a solution for an old man.



just think okie credit card! roflmao
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#10987402 - 07/19/15 06:51 PM Re: ? How to Siphon Boat Gas Tank? [Re: kingdad101]
hopalong Offline
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Registered: 09/06/08
Posts: 78748
Loc: drake river ranch telephone T...
Originally Posted By: kingdad101
Originally Posted By: DKennimer
I know Gary has probably done it a thousand times... But, I do NOT recommend using an electric pump siphoning fuel. Way too much risk. Go to auto store and buy a manual pump and then get enough hose to reach the bottom of the tank. Good luck. Safety first!


guess you never heard of electric fuel pumps IN the gas tank....


snicker

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