Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Yorktown Hts NY
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This mystery has me beat.
Boat is on the hard.
Removed cover to do work.
Noticed diesel on the ground directly under cockpit drain.
Noticed that diesel had/was dripping from cockpit drain.
Diesel fill is in floor of cockpit.
Dipped tank with that stuff that turns red if water is present. None found.
I thought that the drains had become clogged causing water to flood cockpit, seep into tank and push fuel out.
Noticed vent tube had diesel residue on it.
Fuel is definitely coming from vent.
I had shut off the fuel valve on the bottom of tank months ago.
I'm 90% sure I topped off tank to the brim and added stabilizer and biocide before putting boat to bed.
What could cause this?
We had some unseasonably hot weather 90+ degrees.
'79 Camper & Nicholson 303, Blow'd up labor day
Sunfish just fine
Dyer Dow, crushed in Hurricane Sandy
Angler 204 Cuddy-, Crushed in Hurricane Sandy
Yes all true, No wonder no one will go on the water with me.
Last edited by jppp; 04-22-2012 at 04:37 PM.