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Old 06-26-2019, 05:01 PM
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so got an 08-28 southport with twin f250s boat runs like a top. but last 2 trips port motor has shut down when backing into drift. talked to my bro who has a 26 southport and kinda had same problems . any one else go through this and did you do anything else to fix the situation . thanx in advance . my mechanic ordered new pick up tubes for both but want to fix any other probems . and for the other thtrs yes theres gas in the tank
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I feel your pain sir and am hoping you don't have to go through what I did tracking down fuel delivery problems. LOL!!

The picture shows the Southport fuel pickups. Since the dropdown tubes are mounted in the forward part of the tank, these "straws" thread to the bottom of them. The theory being they work their way along the bottom of the tank to the aft end. Took these guys out of my boat couple years back when she was just about 10 years old. The new ones are VERY flexible tubes, these old ones obviously are NOT and was leading to randon "snorkeling" effect where the end would pop up due to the curling of them.

Good news is the factory (as ALWAYS) was more than helpful and Jonathan told me they still use them (least up to that point) and they were readily available.

Good luck getting your issue sorted out.

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You are on the right track. Had the pick up tubes replaced in my 28 too. Corky's/Campbell's in Somers Point did the work. Need to take out the access door in front of the leaning post, then re-caulk. Ran fine from then on. Good luck. See you on the water
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You are on the right track. Had the pick up tubes replaced in my 28 too. Corky's/Campbell's in Somers Point did the work. Need to take out the access door in front of the leaning post, then re-caulk. Ran fine from then on. Good luck. See you on the water
that's the game plan . the newer flex pick ups should do the trick . only a problem w/port motor but doing both . thank you

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Hi hope you don’t mind me jumping in on your thread. I am having a similar issue with a 2000 aquasport. I run fine untill I get to about 3000 RPM then I get a fuel restriction alarm. I have pumped out all fuel replaced with new fuel and replaced every fuel line and filter. I took out my pickup which looks identical to yours in picture and blew compressed air through and reinstalled. I believe it is made by moeller. I would like to replace the pick up but am struggling to find it anywhere. Would you mind sharing where you were able to get it. Thanks very much. I have been trying to fix this for over a month.
Note. My motor (2004 Johnson 175) runs 100% on portable tank so I believe that I have it isolated to the fuel tank.
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yes that was the ticket and were back up and running . brian one of my motors would die off basicly in neutral and then could not start a prime to restart as fuel became less in tank. the flexible moeller ones were the fix and got them trough them
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Finman thanks for the quick reply. When I called moeller I was told they don’t sell and I must get through a store. Have not been able to locate them at any stores. Perhaps you have a contact you could share where you were able to purchase yours.. again thank you !!!
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I should have pointed out my pick up is 59 inches long and that is not on there website
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I should have pointed out my pick up is 59 inches long and that is not on there website
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mine were 36 inch I believe. I will ask my mechanic where they got them
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Kellogg marine is the supplier . minmar marine sea isle city n . j is now a dealer due to my situation
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Finman. Thanks very muck greatly appreciate the info I will reach to your source.
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no problem -hope it works out
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Funny coming across this thread. My 08 28 is currently in dry dock waiting for this issue to be fixed. We spent about 2 weeks trying to find the problem. Anyone have any suggestions for what they went through?

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Mnotta.. just so you know I don’t run a Southport (I wish)
i have a 1999 aquasport 205 with a moeller fuel tank FT7702
(77 gal) with a Tygon F4040 pick up tube which is just shy of 60 inches
I have done almost everything I can think off to correct problem so I am hoping that replacing my pick up tube will be the end all
you can see above what I have done so far to try to correct problem
make sure you run yours of a portable to make certain your issue is your tank..best of luck
I hope you have luck correcting your issue

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