Originally Posted by quanyin
Our PS 40 has a strong chemical smell in the aft storage area under the port settee. It is the area through which both the fill hose and fuel vent hose run. I don't think the smell is diesel, but it may be. To me and others, it has a strong plastic odor, but in any case, the area is not suitable for storing anything that would absorb odor. I've thought about replacing the vent and fill hose, but am not sure that would solve the issue.
Also, the fuel tank fills very slowly, often to the frustration of the attendant at the fuel dock, or the crews on other boats waiting for me to finish.
Anyone have suggestions to the cause of the issues?
PS 40 #33, Quan Yin
Is the odor more like a resin smell? I have read reports that on a few PS 40s, the interior gelcoat application did not fully kick and set-up in some places. But I don't recall complaints about odor -- just about the gelcoat having a tacky feel.
As for the slow fuel fill -- there can be different reasons for this. The first thing I'd check to see is if there might be a low point in the fill hose where it dips below the nipple where it's attached on the tank. Other folks have had good luck adding a fuel/air separator on the vent line.
Hopefully some PS 40 owners will chime in.