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2004 Kencraft 235 Fuel line

Old 09-04-2015, 09:31 AM
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Default 2004 Kencraft 235 Fuel line

We got the boat Tuesday and put gas in it. It had a really strong gas smell in the bilge and in the console but we didn't see any leaking. The guy we bought it from said it has been like that since they got it in '04. We fished Wednesday and put gas back in it on Thursday. My dad went and checked it a couple of hours later and there was gas in the bilge. I called Kencraft today and they said to check the line from where you put gas in it to the tank. Anybody know where the tank is and how do I get the line off of it?
Old 09-04-2015, 10:44 AM
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We had a 2003 235. Pull the tackle box out of the back right corner of the boat. Right below where you fill the boat from the back. Our fuel line running from the front reserve tank had rubbed a hole in the line where it made the turn to run towards the front of the boat. I would check this area. Let me know if you have any more questions.
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They are pretty easy to change. Had a 2007 and changed the hoses (fill, vent and engine supply). You need to remove the tackle box on the port side and the leaning post. Wasn't too bad. I also changed my fuel sender and pickups while I had it open.

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Thanks! I will look at it this afternoon or tomorrow. We only have fuel in the main tank right now. How hard was it to replace the line?
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PS.......If memory is right you need 1-1/2" for the fill, 5/8" for the vent and 3/8" for the engine supply lines.

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Originally Posted by Gmack View Post
They are pretty easy to change. Had a 2007 and changed the hoses (fill, vent and engine supply). You need to remove the tackle box on the port side and the leaning post. Wasn't too bad. I also changed my fuel sender and pickups while I had it open.

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I think we posted at the same time. Do you remember how long of a hose it took for the main tank?
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I got the main line off and the vent line for the main tank. The fuel line didn't have any noticeable holes but had cracks in it where it was bent. Not sure if the cracks are deep enough for fuel to be leaking. Going tomorrow to get new lines and let someone look at the old lines. I don't think the tank is leaking because there is the same amount of gas in the bilge tonight as last night. I think it is a gas/water mix, water being from where we washed the boat.

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