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    Re: The science of condensation...

    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    I worked on boats and engines at an inland marina back in the late 60's early 70's. One guy brought his 20 hp outboard in because it would die after a while when using it. Would not restart. Every time I worked on it, it had water in the carbs. A lot of water.

    I told him to check his fuel tank. 6 gallon steel tanks were common back then. He got snippy told me he had done that and I was an idiot for even asking. I was a young guy, not used to dealing with idiots.

    Finally the boss told him to bring his how rig in if it happened again.

    Turned out, he had installed a extra tank under the bow of his boat. The vent was turned face of water was forced into it under certain conditions while underway.

    I have come to believe that most water gets into tanks through the vents.
    Yep, well at least we know that any meaningful volume of water getting into a fuel tank doesn't come from the Condensation Fairy


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    Re: The science of condensation...

    Quote Originally Posted by fox river pwc View Post
    If you had water in a gas tank, but you were unable to find it, how did you know it was there?

    Regardless of whatever amount of water that gas can absorb or not, the point here is that if you store any ski with a completely empty fuel tank, and the gas cap on snug, there won't be condensation inside the tank come springtime - and therefore brimming the tank with fuel to prevent condensation during storage is futile, and worse yet, brimming it only exposes the plastic tank to the effects of fuel unnecessarily.
    How did I know it was there? I watched it go in the open gas cap!
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    Re: The science of condensation...

    Quote Originally Posted by kweasel View Post
    How did I know it was there? I watched it go in the open gas cap!
    Ah, well that makes sense .


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