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#12624644 - 02/12/18 08:10 PM Advice needed
jiggmann Offline
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Took the boat out last Friday fished all day left the gas cap open, what should I do?

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#12625646 - 02/13/18 11:22 AM Re: Advice needed [Re: jiggmann]
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#12627523 - 02/14/18 10:14 AM Re: Advice needed [Re: jiggmann]
Dan A Offline
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Run it... If you ran it all day with it open and didn't notice and performance issues what makes you think anything is wrong???... Dan

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#12627683 - 02/14/18 11:41 AM Re: Advice needed [Re: jiggmann]
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After it sits still a day or 2 disconnect fuel hose at motor. Pump about a gallon into a clear container & set it on workbench. Any water in tank will seperate & you'll know if water got in tank.
If you've got a water/fuel separator filter, change filter & pull sample from "Inlet side" of sepeeator. That's the easiest check.
If you've got no water in sample you're probably good to go.
If a large amount of water, empty tank & refill with good fuel.
Cheaper than a motor/fuel system rebuild
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#12627692 - 02/14/18 11:43 AM Re: Advice needed [Re: jiggmann]
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If gas fill (you didn't say) is near back of boat its possibly a big problem. If its a side tank fill (my Triton is near passenger seat) then its much less likely you got much , if any, in it.
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#12628118 - 02/14/18 03:47 PM Re: Advice needed [Re: Dan A]
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Originally Posted By: Dan A
Run it... If you ran it all day with it open and didn't notice and performance issues what makes you think anything is wrong???... Dan


He didn't say and no one asked. Did it rain where you are and did you leave the boat parked outside uncovered? If not then I wouldn't worry much. If yes to both questions then sitting outside in the rain as opposed to a few hours of fishing can make a big difference from when the boat ran ok and now. Try what curtbass suggested to check.

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#12628487 - 02/14/18 07:44 PM Re: Advice needed [Re: jiggmann]
jiggmann Offline
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Thanks guys for the input. My boat is a skeeter it gas fill is in the back I did run the boat all day and never noticed a problem I noticed I left the cap open after I loaded the boat on trailer at the end of the day. It was very windy that day and I do get some wash on the back of the boat when coming off plane

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#12629340 - 02/15/18 10:24 AM Re: Advice needed [Re: jiggmann]
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Its happened to a lot of people, human nature mistake. Just do whatever it takes to get a true sample from bottom of tank (where water will settle & where fuel pickup is located) . This will tell you how much you're gonna need to do. Or simplify it. Drain all the fuel, change ALL fuel filters & refill with fresh fuel.
I hope it's no water detected & just a good lesson learned. Embarrassing a little but hey, we've ALL had embarrassing screwups with boats.
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#12629535 - 02/15/18 12:12 PM Re: Advice needed [Re: jiggmann]
jiggmann Offline
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Thanks Curtbass going to drain and replace filters just in case.

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#12630109 - 02/15/18 05:47 PM Re: Advice needed [Re: jiggmann]
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Smart move.
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#12630111 - 02/15/18 05:51 PM Re: Advice needed [Re: jiggmann]
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Sent you a PM too
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