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post #6 of Old 12-15-2019
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Re: problem with fuel fill

When the same thing happened to us the vent line was plugged. Working bits of wire into the vent hole in the cockpit did nothing. I removed the vent hose from the fuel tank (careful, there will be fuel standing in the low spot in the vent line), duct taped the dinghy foot pump hose to the vent line, and jumped on the foot pump. Mud, broken pine needles, and insect parts all soaked with fuel shot out the vent. I flushed the vent line with water, blew it out with the dinghy pump, and put it all back together after threading the hose through a length of PVC pipe to remove the low spot in the hose.

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