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Old 01-10-2012, 07:37 PM
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is that Black and Tan?
Hey SunCoast if your talking about my boat, it is black and tan. I'm having trouble posting pics but will try again now...
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:58 PM
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Might be a dumb question, but is it just common sense to replace all rubber fuel lines with a braided line? I'm pretty sure all of mine are original, or at least pretty old. Thanks
I see no added value in braided fuel line. If anything, I'd replace with like-for-like. Otherwise, if it's not broken, don't fix it. I've seen older boats run the OEM lines for years. I have an 85 with OEM fuel line that is still working just fine.

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Old 01-10-2012, 08:27 PM
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Might be a dumb question, but is it just common sense to replace all rubber fuel lines with a braided line? I'm pretty sure all of mine are original, or at least pretty old. Thanks
In the case of the line from your fuel pump to the carburetor, Coast Guard Regulations call for a hard fuel line or an approved braided stainless line. When I got my boat, it had a rubber fuel line to the carb as your does, which I replaced right away. I also replaced the fuel line from the tank to the fuel pump with Goodyear rubber fuel injection fuel line as mine was original and in tough shape. I see no advantage to using braided stainless here. The down side can be the braided stainless can wear through other parts.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:29 PM
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:33 PM
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..Some of you give a whole new meaning to the phrase "another @sshole with a Mastercraft."

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Old 01-10-2012, 08:59 PM
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In the case of the line from your fuel pump to the carburetor, Coast Guard Regulations call for a hard fuel line or an approved braided stainless line. When I got my boat, it had a rubber fuel line to the carb as your does, which I replaced right away. I also replaced the fuel line from the tank to the fuel pump with Goodyear rubber fuel injection fuel line as mine was original and in tough shape. I see no advantage to using braided stainless here. The down side can be the braided stainless can wear through other parts.
I would have to agree with thatsmrmastercraft here.. It won't be difficult to remove that banjo fitting from the carb, install an inverted flare fitting there and on the fuel pump and bend a piece of steel fuel line to fit.. This would eliminate that freefloating fuel filter I see in pic so I would recommend a spin-on water seperating fuel filter before the pump....

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Old 01-10-2012, 09:03 PM
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I would have to agree with thatsmrmastercraft here.. It won't be difficult to remove that banjo fitting from the carb, install an inverted flare fitting there and on the fuel pump and bend a piece of steel fuel line to fit.. This would eliminate that freefloating fuel filter I see in pic so I would recomend a spin-on water seperating fuel filter before the pump....
I can say this... the flanged fitting at the carb is very easy to cross-thread. That is typically how the rubber hoses end up at that location, to allow an inexperienced installer (been there) to reconnect the fitting without the hassle of a mandatory alignment of the entire hard fuel line to get the proper thread alignment.

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Old 01-10-2012, 09:05 PM
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Very nice looking boat. Any interesting history to go with it?
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:14 PM
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Nice ride, 84 or 85?
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:23 PM
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Very nice looking boat. Any interesting history to go with it?
Yes! I have been maintaining this boat for it's original owner for about 15 yrs. and last spring he said to "Get it ready for the season, I am either going to use it or sell it". Long story short, I gave him a price to prepare boat and he said "just do the minimum I am going to sell." Well I made an offer, he countered, we shook hands and it was mine...400hrs on motor all original except for elect. ign distributer which I had installed a few years ago....always garaged or under nice full cover...
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