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Old 09 August 2010, 12:30   #1
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Primer bulb

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For years I have put up with having the primer bulb flopping about on the floor next to the jockey console. I have a 25 Lit fuel tank at the front and one under the console. I would like to have the bulb some where else, but convenient as well. So I got to wondering where do others keep theirs? Advise would be welcome.. Pictures would help as well.
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Old 09 August 2010, 15:22   #2
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Priming Bulb position

On my rib it is positioned at the transom approx halfway down. The fuel line either side of the bulb is spiwrapped so the bulb is held against the hydraulic steering pipes with enough slack in the fuel line to allow for engine movment.

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Old 09 August 2010, 18:10   #3
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I know all the recommendations about drawing fuel rather than pushing etc but I fitted mine this time inside the console beside the tank. Being out of the sun it has lasted much longer than the normaly UV cracking after a year or two. Nearly three years later it still looks new and works perfectly.
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Old 09 August 2010, 18:16   #4
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...normaly UV cracking after a year or two....
in Oban I think you mean rotting in the rain
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Old 09 August 2010, 18:44   #5
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in Oban I think you mean rotting in the rain
i watched a guy trying to berth a scallop dredger in oban about 15 years ago, he was so pissed he couldnt even swear properly
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