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Old 10 July 2011, 15:56   #11
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Thanks for that 4r2
Thinking about it, your probably right, the breather must be combined with the filler pipe, like that on the car, other wise I would get petrol blowing back at me when filling.
What about the pick up in the tank, if that got blocked would that collapse the weakest point - bulb!
Again, not sure how to get to that.

I as ever trying to penny pinch, used to fill up with metal jerry cans and suspect internal rust from these may have got into the under deck tank.
Could be the pickup as you and Erin suggest. it might be worth draining the tank via a wide(ish) bore hose and a sieve or funnel with a gauze filter and see what you get out. It'd take some pretty big flakes of internal rust from a jerrycan to block a pickup unless it's blocking your fuel filter.
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Old 10 July 2011, 16:17   #12
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Good idea.

Excuse my next expression, but these engines have viscous sucking power, the slightest Hiccup, air in pipes/pick up/debris/vacuum - collapses the bulb in nano seconds. So it could be any of these. Perhaps larger diameter fuel pipes would be the answer, leaving the fuel filters to do there work. So you could physically remove debris at a known point.
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I've heard of this happening on other boats too. It's stunning how "they" let this occur. You'd think a manufacturer would be sweating keeping a seal on the tanks at all times, but it's not the case.
Very much agree Ive been a victim too ... I cant remember if it was a Redway though ?
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This is what came out of my old tank and caused the blockage. Thank you Mr Boatbuilder (Just for clarity not Osprey)
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Has any one any thoughts on what I should have done in this situation.
Congratulate yourself for having fitted an aux
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What make of Primer bulb was it?
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Hightower. It was a quick silver.

Guess it's worth changing the bulb every season. But I will have a go at cleaning out the tank this winter when on the drive. Or maybe, just steer clear of Liners
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