Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: The house is in Kingsport, TN. Boats are on Watauga Lake and in New Bern, NC
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Re: Fuel Tank vent on 37
To reduce the amount of fuel tank vent hose sag and the amount of fuel stored in the sag, I placed a piece of PVC pipe in the bilge and threaded the fuel tank vent hose through the pipe. The pipe has an ID that is just larger than the hose OD. It runs from near the fuel tank to the spot at the engine where the vent hose turns upward. It is held up with cable ties that are screwed to the underside of the sole. Before I put the pipe in place, the vent hose rested in the bilge and had a significant sag. It is now a little higher with less sag. That has helped, but not totally eliminated, the burping.
I think the idea was in an earlier posting, but with the "Search" I have not been able to find it.
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Last edited by wsmurdoch; 07-31-2013 at 01:17 PM.