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You'll know when the water gets to your engine because it will stop running so you should be OK FOR NOW. Agree with the earlier advice re: fuel water separator (if you don't have one, do not pass go or WM and get one now, pumping out the bottom of the tank vs emptying your tank will also work. Particularly if you have large tank(s) (We have 250 gallons and I have pumped water off the bottom with a hand bilge pump and hose extension with success. Pls don't ask why, it's a very long story!)
After doing all of the above, pay close attention the next time you are motoring in lumpy conditions as some residual water may slosh by the fuel pick up tube and end up in the Racor filter you bought. (you did buy it right?)
I think you are OK and future trouble is easily avoided. Especially if you remember to put the fuel cap back on!