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sario
06-27-2007, 07:04 PM
Hopefully someone here can answer my question. I have a 1995 Prostar 190. I want to try wakesurfing. I am concerned about water getting in the fuel vent with the added weight in the back. So can I temporarily remove the vent hose from the boat and just lay it on the fuel take for the week that I will be wakesurfing? I would keep it attached to the tank, but just remove it from the vent itself. What issues or concerns would this cause? Thanks for your advice.

TMCNo1
06-27-2007, 08:15 PM
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!
The vent is placed on the outside for obvious reasons, to vent the gas fumes to the outside of the boat to prevent the fumes from going into the bilge and exploding when the boat is cranked and/or is running.

Can I ask what you are smoking, drinking or shooting up?:confused: :confused: :confused:

Workin' 4 Toys
06-27-2007, 09:44 PM
Just some thoughts.....
BP (http://www.bp.com/liveassets/bp_internet/australia/corporate_australia/STAGING/local_assets/downloads_pdfs/f/Fuel_news_water_in_fuel.pdf)

Valvoline (http://www.valvoline.com/pages/products/product_detail.asp?product=39)

Water magnet (http://www.watermagnet.com/facts.htm)

Or ;)
http://www.pall.com/images/hcp_fig_aquasepll_fig1.gif

sario
06-28-2007, 07:56 AM
Thanks. I didn't realize it was that critical. Maybe there is some type of check valve that can be installed that will not allow water to enter, but will allow the fumes to escape.

Workin' 4 Toys
06-28-2007, 08:11 PM
Or you could just let the fumes vent out the side....and try your best not to submerge that vent...;)

JEREMY79
06-28-2007, 08:17 PM
check valve will work. You are not going to have fun if you are worried about that vent all the time

trickskier
06-28-2007, 08:19 PM
I think the vent is high enough that it should not be an issue..........