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Use nitrile gloves.... for two reasons... 1) Latex is a very nasty material for people allergic to it... 2) Latex dissolves in petroleum products...Nitrile doesn't.
Also, carry some alcohol-based hand-sanitizer on your boat. It will do an amazing job of removing the residual diesel fuel from your skin and kill any germs in the process.
BTW, you could always do what Westerbreke and some other engine manufacturers have done... install an electric fuel pump to bleed the system. Generally, you don't even need to open any bleeder screws or anything... since the air just gets pushed through the system.
Many electric fuel pumps are pass-through designs, where the fuel will pass through the pump if it is off, so you don't even need to install a diverter system.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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