This weekend I mad esome progress. Thank you all for your tips and wisdom.
I ended up purging the whole fuel
system. I popped he fuel
tank guage loose to peak inside the tank and was pleasantly suprised that it appears to be in good condition. I noticed only a few water bubbles in the reisidual fuel
I filled the tank with 6gal of fuel
and started purging the fuel lines
. I disconnected the fuel lines
near the A4 and attached a rubber hose to drain the waste fuel into another contained. All in all, I drained approx three tea spoons of water from the lines
, fuel pump
, and sediment bowl. There was an enormous amount of garbage in the sediment bowl too, despite the fuel filters. Incredible.
On the bright side, I can't see any additional water being caught in the Racor separator in between from the tank. This is great news. With the fuel lines
purges, carb drained and refilled I have a silky smooth Atomic 4 that will not run above idle. It turns out that the jets appeared to be clogged from trash in the fuel. Cleaning the trashed jets didn't fix the issue either.
I broke the carb down to find an alarming amunt of debris, corrosion, etc in there. I have since ordered a rebuilt carburetor from Moyer and I hope that this will solve the problems with the engine. As an added precaution, I have also purchased the fuel pump
rebuild kit as I am very afraid of the idea of the fuel pump
allowing fuel to go into the crankcase. Being that a large portion of garbage fuel has passed through the system, I have lost faith in the diaphram of the fuel pump
Once again, thank you to everyone who has given me advice. I really appreciate the thoughts and wisdom from more experienced sailors.