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Old 08-23-2004, 10:32 AM
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98 PS Fuel Gauge

I did a dumb thing. Two weeks ago my wife and I used our boat most of the day and took it out of the water with a bit under a 1/4 tank of gas. I was in a hurry and just drove home and put the boat away. I didn't fill the tank until two days ago. I filled it with 89 oct. and we hit the water. The boat ran fine, but my gas gauge never moved above a 1/4 tank. Any thoughts or suggestions as to my problem. Please don't be to hard on me for not filling up after using the boat. I'm stupid, stupid, stupid. Thanks

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Old 08-23-2004, 10:35 AM
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I NEVER fill my boat until I am going to the water.. Keeps the gas fresher... Your sending unit it probably the culprit, not your gassing habits.....
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Old 08-25-2004, 10:27 AM
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I agree with Rick. Your sending unit failing is MasterCraft's way of saying, "Welcome to the club."

I never fill my boat until going to the water either. And even then, I put in what I suspect I'll need. A lot of people fill up on the way back because it is supposed to prevent condensation in the tank. I always stabilize my fuel when I fill up and Sta-bil has something in it that is supposed to take care of the water, if any. I like the idea of running fresh (to me) gas in the boat. Just my $.02.
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Old 08-25-2004, 10:45 AM
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I don't fill up untill I get close to the water. I see no reason to haul extra weight. It's not a big deal when I ski locally; however the 5-6 hour pulls are another story.
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Old 08-25-2004, 10:50 AM
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I too don't fill up until its time to hit the water. I recently encountered the same problem on my 94 PS except the guage always reads full. Any ideas as to what could cause this? If its the sending unit anyone know where i could order a new one from?

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Old 08-25-2004, 10:55 AM
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I replaced the sending unit in my Barefoot 200 two times over 8 years. The unit itself is probably different because it was a digital gas gauge.

The second time I changed it the sending unit looked a little different, I think they realized they had a problem with the older ones and fixed it.

I always mail order my parts from Rambo Marine in Alabama, GREAT service and nice people to deal with.
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Old 08-25-2004, 10:58 AM
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I usually fill up my tank using gas cans just before launching it.

As for my gas gauge, It hasn’t read correct for a long time.

I remember it goes like this:

Full = Full
¾ = almost full
½ = a little above ¾
¼ = about ¾
empty = anywhere between empty and ½

I have never run out, but I have put 24 gallons in my 25 gallon tank before.

I also have a dipstick I have made to let me know exactly how much is in there.

A new sending unit and gauge is on my things to do this off season.
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Old 08-25-2004, 11:05 AM
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Old 08-25-2004, 11:36 AM
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How can i get in touch with rambo marine?
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Old 08-25-2004, 11:39 AM
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