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..........................................--- Fuel Tank Plumbing ---


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Hole saw to cut the hole for the fill fitting.

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Fill fitting and rubber washer. The washer is a large washer from the hardware store. I had to cut the center larger and punch some holes in it for the screws for the fill.

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Another view with the washer on and in the next one you can see it installed.

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Arrow points to the tank vent fitting and I'm holding a vent in place.

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I marked its outline and marked the hole needed for the supply line from the tank to the filter.

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Takes less than a minute to cut it out with an air die grinder and a carbide bit.

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Here the line comes out and goes to the filter/water separator and then to the bulb and then the outboard.

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They recommended that the filter not be exposed to the sun's rays as it will eat the plastic, so Ruth made a cover for it.

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The filter is a Unikas fuel/water separator filter that we purchased from OnlineOutboards.com at the same time we bought the Tohatsu.

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Top right arrow points to fill line. Top left arrow points to vent. Bottom right points to the supply line to the outboard and the bottom left points to the fuel gauge sender and it has a ground tap on it that I still needed to hook a ground wire at this point.

I'm not going to run a fuel level gauge. Don't think it is needed in this application where you can see the tank and it is a straight shot down the fill so I can put a dip stick down there also.

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The straight shot down the fill allows me to stick the siphon hose above with the bulb pump on it down into the tank. With it I'm able to squeeze it and pump gas straight up to the small gen-set tank on the port side of the boat. Also I can put a can lower like in the dinghy and siphon to it and not have to pump all the time and lastly I will be able to siphon the tank empty at the end of the season this way if I want to.

The arrow in the photo above points to a piece of welding rod that is in the pickup tube of the siphon. It keeps the tubing straight so that it will go to the bottom of the fuel tank. A longer discharge hose is added to go overboard to the dinghy.

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Next is a flat floor for the lazarette where the arrow is located.


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