Fuel sender gasket replacement
Greetings all, I´ve read through past postings here on the replacement of a fuel sender gasket (or the big gasket that sits on the sender plate). Anyone got any recent experience of fitting as I could only find 1 post (v informative with photos) & mine has only lasted 1 year.
My boats a Ribeye Playtime 500, 12 mths old & only 35 teeth chattering hours to date. It is hot here in Spain so the constant expansion of the tank must have accelerated the degradation, plus I always fill back to the brim after each trip.
Problem came to light over the last weekend, fuel full to the brim & bit of a swell, plus a 45 degree launch angle due to Rollercoaster trailor & 10 inches of water to launch into. Fuel weeps out the sender plate gasket & collects in the bilge, I´ve cleaned everything up & checked jubilee clips are tight, tightened up sender plate screws & it is still weeping.
Previous post said that the gaskets are all poor & only last 1 year, in which case does everyone has the same problem? I wouldn´t have noticed unless I´d stuck my head in the anchor locker (rare event!).
I plan to renew the gasket & smother all surfaces in Hylomar sealant & seal up. Is there anything better on the market? The screws are pretty unaccessible so I don´t want to repeat next week.
Advice appreciated, happy boating everyone.