Skipjack 262 fuel tank replacement

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Thanks Joe. His did! I"m wondering why. Also if it is a pin hole leak that is accessible has any one tried a light (only with diesel) brazing. I did this with heavy equipment and it held for years. How about JB weld for gas. Just asking?
 

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Sorry for being late. I do have a new sending unit ,if you want it Garyk . The return line for the fuel is an adapter at the fill line, you can see it on one of the pics. And the reason I used a 90 on the feed line was because the original was about 1/2 inch off, so I improvised instead of cutting. The pinhole was in a rotted area, if I'm taking out the tank , why risk it by patching. Time and safety was much easier.
 
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Good to see you got er done Tony. I think you PM'd me and I didn't hear back. Sorry I couldn't be more help but thankfully I haven't had an issue with my tank. Mine looked like it would just slide out if I needed to remove it but I might be mistaken. My Skip is a '94' and she has been thru some seriously rough seas with no problems.
 

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Hi Tony,

Thanks for the reply. I just ordered a new replacement fuel sender. Spoke to Mary at Centroid and she said that they weren't sure the exact depth of my tank but said that 27" is what she felt was probably correct size. I told her it wasn't that critical for the sender to go all the way to the bottom of the tank since I have never gone below 100 gallons of the 170 gallon capacity. The sender went out 3 years ago and I didn't know how difficult it would be to remove the deck to expose the sender. So I decided to just install a flow meter since I wanted one anyway. I just need the fuel gauge to tell me that the tank is full when filling up. Was it easy to lift to deck to expose the gas tank?

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Gary
 

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Yes real easy. Just cut the silicone around the edges. I used a small pry bar just to get me fingers under it. Pulled it up . I'll measure the sender when I get home and post the length
 

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Hi Tony,

Thanks for the reply. I just ordered a new replacement fuel sender. Spoke to Mary at Centroid and she said that they weren't sure the exact depth of my tank but said that 27" is what she felt was probably correct size. I told her it wasn't that critical for the sender to go all the way to the bottom of the tank since I have never gone below 100 gallons of the 170 gallon capacity. The sender went out 3 years ago and I didn't know how difficult it would be to remove the deck to expose the sender. So I decided to just install a flow meter since I wanted one anyway. I just need the fuel gauge to tell me that the tank is full when filling up. Was it easy to lift to deck to expose the gas tank?

Regards,
Gary
gary,
i did mine last summer, upgraded to the new wema style from centriod. i went just under 27", it gives me more of a reserve in case i ever need it.
 

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Tony, thanks for the feedback on lifting floor and measuring your sender length.
Danny, I almost switched to the Wema style since they seem easier to find in stock but decided to order another Centroid and wait the 2 week delivery. Centroid suggested I order a 27" so that's what I'm getting.
 

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The pinhole was in a rotted area, if I'm taking out the tank , why risk it by patching. Time and safety was much easier.
I agree if you have it out. I just didn't know if a patch could have worked instead of pulling the tank. It does depend on location and accessibility. Thanks for the reply.