pdq is quite correct.
YOU have modified your fuel delivery system. If you have a leak due to YOUR DESIGN
which is not totally compliant to TODAYS current ABYC/USCG specs. and recommendations, your insurance carrier will probably not pay for any enviro-damage if this design causes an oil spill (just a sheen on the water!!!!). Sorry but in today's over-regulated, authoritarian and lawyer controlled world you really dont want to make yourself vulnerable by not strictly following 'the rules'.
At the least, Id recommend that you change out that filter to one of the USCG compliant, commercially available (Racor, etc.) filter sets with a 'see through' bottom sump with a direct-close drain valve. Your Fram set up is 'automotive' and is probably not currently USCG approved - Id recommend that you replace it.
Most important solution is find the reason for the water intrusion into the tank
1. bad deck fill .... broken or worn O-ring.
2. Always topping off the tank tank, etc.
Best practice is to keep the MINIMUM amount of fuel needed plus some 'reserve'; ...... only buy your fuel from a 'high turnover' source such as a depot that caters to commercial fishermen/watermen/mega-yachts or jug it in from a busy
'truck stop' that caters to 18 wheelers - to keep the fuel 'fresh' and to have the least amount of water uptake from the atmosphere through the vent; ...... plus drain and empty the tank when not using the boat for long periods of time such as winter haul-outs, etc.
Here's an example of a Racor filter with a see-through sump and a 'water shedding' filter media (sorry for the listing of competitor but I didnt see one in the Sailnet 'store'):