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im not familiar with this lead weight trick. I wonder if it is someones idea to dissolve lead back into the gas. Have you had this boat since new.

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i replied to this wered it go??? computer musta messed up .... i figere sombody just grabed a handfull of crap and shoved it in the wax paper thin in the tank.. the paper and debries made a mess i hope i dont have to pull the tank its a b$%$ch to get out..

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sounds like to be sure to get it all that tank gotta come out

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ran fine today my new high area inline screen filter has crap all over it looks like the tank will get pulled..

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Didn't you say it was aluminum? I thought you said you were a welder. Cut a hole in the top large enough to get a shop vac in and either weld it back or plate it the same way the put the sending unit for the fuel gauge. Get you a piece of aluminum 1" bigger than the hole you cut and some gasket [sign in to see URL] be easier. emoticon

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oooh bad idea with a shop vac and a cutting torch. First if you survive using a flame on a gas tank (which I doubt) the vac will suck up gas vapor and with brushes on the shop vac it will explode the canister. if you want to use the shop vac you will need to flush that tank with water first.

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think ill just pull it.... hey charlie got a question im thinking about going back to the oem fuel pump (im still gona premix) these electruics got me worried my question is. is there any way i nan install a vacum guage or somthing so i can tell the carbs are getting adiqquate fuel at wot i know i can put one in under the hood on the pressure side but i want one so i can just glance back and know my motor isnt getting starved.... also does anybody make a fuel pump besides brp 300 dollars seems alittle steep.

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Is that the one thats a direct replacement for the VRO pump (looks same but only pumps fuel) or the type that mounts directly to the crankcase? Either way, it does seem a little steep. Think the last one (VRO) I bought was about $290, although that was an inside source at wholesale.... emoticon

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Sorry Charlie I guess I should have been more specific with my post. I should have posted like I was talking to everybody on the web . Instead I was talking directly to Wevel which I know is a welder. My fault. emoticon

If your tank is aluminum then I would think you could drill a 4" or larger hole with a bi metal hole saw.DO NOT CUT ALLUMINUM WITH A CUTTING TORCH

I would drain as much of the gas as you could possibly get out and then fill it with water.

I am assuming that you can get to the top of the tank without removing it from the boat.

Take the 4" or larger hole saw and drill the hole as close to the center of the tank as possible. Then you can get a piece of aluminum diamond plate at Lowes to use for the [sign in to see URL] can get the gasket material from about any auto parts [sign in to see URL] your patch material 1" bigger than the hole that you drilled with a jig [sign in to see URL] the gasket material over the hole and then the patch [sign in to see URL] deciding what you are going to use to fasten with IE screws or rivets drill the appropriate size [sign in to see URL] drilling the holes then drain the [sign in to see URL] the tank still has gas fumes then fill with water [sign in to see URL] again and repeat as necessary until fumes are gone.

Use the wet dry vac to suck out the remaining water and debris.A lot of construction rental store around here will rent you an air powered pump that runs off of air that has no chance of spark if you are still concerned.

Now you are ready to install the patch. I would get Great Stuff gasket maker to use with the gasket that you already made to insure no leaks.

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Or, how 'bout this:

You already have an electric pump.

Remove your fuel gauge sender unit from the tank. This'll open ya up a hole you can see thru.

Use your trailer jack to raise or lower the boat in favor of the closest corner (of the tank) to the sender hole.

Then use a jack to raise one side or the other, again in favor of the closest corner.

(what you want is to lower that corner of the tank so everything settles in that spot)

Disconnect your fuel line from the tank and plumb a small inline filter to it. Then take a couple of feet of same size hose and plumb to the intake end of the filter.

Get a length of copper tubing that will reach from the hole to that corner + about 6 inches for you to hold onto. Plumb that onto the end of the whole hose deal.

Now you can suck out whatever fuel remains that can't be pumped out otherwise. (disconnect fuel line at the motor and pump out the bulk into 5 gallon cans, first.

You can get those inline filters for a couple bucks a pop which is cheap compared to your spin-ons and you'll catch the crap 'fore it gets that far.

No cutting on tank, no removin'/reinstall pita.

You can flush some more fuel around in the tank if need be to get more stuff. Anything, God help you, that is too big to suck up might be able to be grabbed with one of those spring-loaded 3-prong flexible grabby things.

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