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Old 12-13-2018, 09:56 PM
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Forgive me for being blunt but are you running the bilge blower? This is exactly why you have one - - - or should. I read back through the thread and did not see any mention of it.
Yup. Ran the blower for half an hour last time I was there. I will check to see that it is working properly this weekend. Sounds good, but it may be clogged or something.
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:01 PM
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In my experience, spilled gas smell does NOT linger. Its one of the things I like about gas over diesel. Gas is so volatile that it evaporates and is gone. On the other hand, when you spill diesel on something, the oily residue and smell seem to last forever!

If you have a continuing gas smell after airing out (with a bilge blower), then I believe you have a leak.
Makes sense.

I know where the original leak was for sure. It's been fixed. It would be a terrible, but not impossible coincidence if a fuel tank or other leak occurred at the same time. I hope that's not the case. If I get all the water out, run the blower (after I make sure it's working properly) and the smell doesn't dissipate, I will investigate for another leak.

This has been great information. It really helps to get a full picture of what's been happening.
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Old 12-14-2018, 01:34 AM
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Sometimes the tubing comes loose at the outlet vent and falls off. Depending on the design of the boat this can be tough to see and repair.

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