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Old 02-13-2006, 12:48 PM
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Where's the best place to buy fuel line/hose?
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Old 02-13-2006, 12:54 PM
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Why not the local parts store? Take a sample with you.
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Old 02-13-2006, 03:29 PM
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Didn't think of auto parts store. I was only thinking of Boaters World and I hate going there.
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Do not buy it from an auto parts store, unless they sell marine fuel line that is Coast Guard approved and I doubt they do!

Suck it up and go to BW, WM or another marine or a commercial hose store or order it from www.amazonhose.com.
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Old 02-13-2006, 04:52 PM
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Shop the internet first. E-Bay, some-other-website, etc. I got fuel fill (1 1/2"), vent (3/4"), and fuel lines (3/8") for twins and dual tanks. West Marine price matched, and I paid half of what they advertise for in the store. Let your keyboard do the walking. Don't get that thin-walled crap from Auto-world. Get USCG A1, and only do it once.

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Again. Get a catalog from Jamestown Distributors

http://www.jamestowndistributors.com

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You have a ASME number on the fuel line. That is the standard.

Like to hear more on "Coast Guard approved" fuel lines.

And I ain't talking about installation.
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You have a ASME number on the fuel line. That is the standard.

Like to hear more on "Coast Guard approved" fuel lines.


[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 33, Volume 2]
[Revised as of July 1, 2001]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 33CFR183.540]

[Page 780]

TITLE 33--NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS

CHAPTER I--COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED)

PART 183--BOATS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT--Table of Contents

Subpart J--Fuel Systems

Sec. 183.540 Hoses: Standards and markings.

(a) ``USCG Type A1'' hose means hose that meets the performance
requirements of:
(1) SAE Standard J1527DEC85, Class 1 and the fire test in
Sec. 183.590; or
(2) Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc. (UL) Standard 1114.
(b) ``USCG Type A2'' hose means hose that meets the performance
requirements of SAE Standard J1527DEC85, Class 2 and the fire test in
Sec. 183.590;
(c) ``USCG Type B1'' hose means hose that meets the performance
requirements of SAE Standard J1527DEC85, Class 1.
(d) ``USCG Type B2'' hose means hose that meets the performance
requirements of SAE Standard J1527DEC85, Class 2.
Note: SAE Class 1 hose has a permeation rating of 100 grams or less
fuel loss per square meter of interior surface in 24 hours.

SAE Class 2 hose has a permeation rating of 300 grams or less fuel
loss per square meter of interior surface in 24 hours.
(e) Each ``USCG Type A1,'' ``USCG Type A2,'' ``USCG Type B1,'' and
``USCG Type B2'' hose must be identified by the manufacturer by a
marking on the hose.
(f) Each marking must contain the following information in English:
(1) The statement ``USCG TYPE (insert A1 or A2 or B1 or B2).''
(2) The year in which the hose was manufactured.
(3) The manufacturer's name or registered trademark.
(g) Each character must be block capital letters and numerals that
are at least one eighth-inch high.
(h) Each marking must be permanent, legible, and on the outside of
the hose at intervals of 12 inches or less.

[CGD 85-098, 52 FR 19728, May 27, 1987]

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I should have included SAE standards as primary. Your informative post confirms SAE. My error.

It's stupid proof, fuel lines have their standards printed on them, take a sample with you.
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Some auto parts stores do carry SAE standards Coast Guard approved fuel line.
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DO as suggested, find your best online price on USCG approved fuel hose, the print the web page and take it to West and let them price match
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don't forget year is printed on fuel line get the latest date available
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I had found 3/8"id USCG A-1 on ebay at a $1.30 per foot plus shipping.Shipping for 30' was around $15.00.So,the cost was around $1.80 per foot,WM was $2.73 per foot plus taxes!
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