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Does anyone know an easy way to drain the fuel tank...
assuming that the boat is in the water so a simple siphon won't work.
The only good way is with a pump made for fuels. Hand pumps are available
from WM or automotive supply places. Most docks that sell gas have one so you
might try to borrow or rent. It is tempting to slightly pressurize the tank and
drain out the disconnected fuel line. Do not do this. It is too easy to harm the
tank. A six hour cruise on four
hours of gas also works.
much fuel is in the tank? I removed our tank through the engine area by removing
the 2 piece bulkhead behind the engine. There was about 10 gals. of diesel in it
at that time. It wasn't the easiest but not that bad. I did this as a winter
maintenance item. I figure after 20+ years I would find a lot of dirt but the
tank was surprisingly clean.
one easy way, but it won´t drain in completely... Take off the fuel feed hose
off at the primary filter, connect one of these "outboard priming
bulbs" to it with another length of fuel hose and prime the bulb. If your
jerrycan is lower than the fuel tank, the fuel will siphon into the jerrycan.
When the jerrycan is almost full, lift it and the flow will stop.
best way is to remove the tank. But that may not be the easiest way, unless the
engine is out of the boat.