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macattack
09-21-2009, 03:11 PM
Just FYI...recently, I have found gas residue around my gas cap after skiing a couple of sets even though the cap was on tight. Called Perko, 305-621-7525, and spoke to the tech department. They said the O-ring around the gas cap neck needs to replaced every 5 years or so. They asked me for my address and sent me two O-rings at no charge...obviously, great customer service! mac

FrankSchwab
09-21-2009, 03:31 PM
My O-ring split this summer; I went to the local Ace hardware, matched one up, and put it on.

By the way, don't trust the chain that holds your cap on. I did, and it's now at the bottom of the lake under gas dock #3 at Dangling Rope Marina in Lake Powell.

/frank

TMCNo1
09-21-2009, 04:54 PM
My O-ring split this summer; I went to the local Ace hardware, matched one up, and put it on.

By the way, don't trust the chain that holds your cap on. I did, and it's now at the bottom of the lake under gas dock #3 at Dangling Rope Marina in Lake Powell.

/frank

Agree about the o-ring from Ace Hdwe.
You can always go to the local Ace Hdwe. and get more chain and a coupler to make it longer and instead of laying it up on the deck, and it sliding off, it will be longer to let you hang it inside the boat.
First thing I did when the boat was new from past experience.

btriantos
09-21-2009, 05:03 PM
While on the gas subject, I have a problem while pumping gas on the boat while on the trailer. EVERYTIME I fill it, end up splashing gas down the side of the boat and on the trailer when it reaches the top. I'm not sure why it just doesn't stop clean on it's own. I try to put my ear next to it to see if I can hear the gas gurgling, and still can't stop it in time. Any ideas/tips besides, don't fill it?

FrankSchwab
09-21-2009, 06:41 PM
I don't know why, but it seems to be a common problem on inboards. I've seen it discussed on Malibu boards as well as here in the past. Cars have had this right for 3/4 of a century; why can't ski boats?

Anyway, some people have reported success installing one of These (http://skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=LG-50) in the vent line. Apparently works best when installed vertically, and apparently the larger one (the LG-100) works better. Here's (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BQK/is_2_10/ai_n13470135/) an article that tested them, and some more information on the Malibu (http://www.themalibucrew.com/forums/lofiversion/index.php?t468.html) site.