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I bought a new to me boat last November and ran into a problem this holiday weekend during my first real trip. While going through Beaufort Inlet in NC the waters were quite rough. Apparently this kicked up a bunch of "sediment" in my fuel tank (which I did not know was there and had never heard of before). The Racor filter ended up getting plugged and starved the engine of fuel.
I was towed back to a marina, changed out the primary and secondary filters, had the air bled from the fuel system (I didn''t know how to do this part) and things run fine now.
It has been suggested that I should have the fuel "polished" now. However, I''ve also been told that this may not get the sediment out and it is a waste of money.
I''m inclined to try it, but was wondering what opinions are here.