Fuel blockage problem
Had a long run in the rib yesterday and today, had to refuel whilst underway yesterday. I had bought a spout to fit on to the jerry can and when using it, the plastic thing at the end fell off and went down the fuel inlet pipe, I tried to get it out but could not reach it and I fear it has fallen further in
Coming back today, twice the engine stopped, the primer bulb would not reflate, we opened the fuel cap and after 30 seconds or so it came clear and all worked fine again. I can only assume (given this has never happened before but happened twice today in the space of half an hour) that the plastic end was blocking the outlet from the tank.
I filled the tank right up in the hope that the plastic end would float to the top of the inlet pipe but it has not done,
The boat is a ribeye, the plastic bit was just smaller than the inlet pipe
Has this happened to anyone else or am I the only one daft enough to have done this, and does anyone have an idea of how it can be fixed (the boat is a 2005 Ribeye A600)