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View Poll Results: Do you have a water seperating fuel filter on your outboard engined boat?
Yes 29 64.44%
No 2 4.44%
Definitely; it's essential! 14 31.11%
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Old 26-04-2006, 04:10 PM   #1
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Do you have a water seperating fuel filter on your outboard engined boat?

I just fitted a water seperating fuel filter to my boat in an attempt to sort some running problems.

What do you lot think? Are they worth having on an outboard boat?
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Old 27-04-2006, 01:42 PM   #2
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ors are the results as expected or not
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Old 27-04-2006, 08:18 PM   #3
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No.

I had never heard of these until I had running problems. The guy at the shop suggested I needed one.

Now I am by no means an expert on boats but I thought I would have heard of something that everybody else seems to have fitted!

Having said that, this is Boatmad. (i.e. knowledgeable forum) I would probably get a lot more 'No' votes if I posted the poll on a less 'performance' oriented forum.

Took my boat out skiing today for the first time this season & it's running fine now. Unfortunately forgot one thing; MY WETSUIT! It was bl00dy freezing in the water!
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Old 27-04-2006, 08:23 PM   #4
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are you using an underfloor fitted tank or red plastic portable tanks?
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Old 27-04-2006, 08:32 PM   #5
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are you using an underfloor fitted tank or red plastic portable tanks?
Neither. I'm using the red METAL portable tank. I was using the original tank that came with the engine, but I changed it last season for a brand new spare metal tank that I had. I also cleaned/rebuilt the carbs. Problem went away for a while, then came back right at the end of last season.

I have now changed the fuel hose & bulb for new, fitted a water seperating filter & cleaned the carbs again but this time used new gaskets. (Couldn't fit new last time 'cause I was on holiday) As edited above, took the boat out today & it ran faultlessly.

If the problem re-occurs my next suspect is the fact that 4up at rest the engine is immersed down to about the level of the bottom sparkplug. Could be water on the plug or water being 'gulped' into the airbox & lower carb.

Hopefully it won't come to that.

P.S. Problem is engine bogs down on accelleration. Leave it idling for a minute & try again & it's usually OK. (Don't think it's oiling up though)
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Old 01-05-2006, 10:06 PM   #6
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Hi!

I have such a filter in my fletcher ( outboard ) and it is strongly recommended to have it installed in my boat!

I have a 80 liter bowtank and when i start the first time of a season i have about one liter of water inside my tank. With this separator filter it is no longer a problem , so i can put the water outside my tank.


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