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d75bender
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Anyone know what the heck this is?

Postby d75bender » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:57 pm

So I bought my boat in August and my boat was basically stored in his garage for the last 10 years with just occasional use. He mentioned the gas in the auxiliary tank hadn't been used in over 10 years so I bought a siphon kit and started to siphon out the gas. When it was done I pulled the tube out and it was covered in this orange sticky goo. No way am I ever going to use the tank now but does anyone have any idea what this is?
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srsnow
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Re: Anyone know what the heck this is?

Postby srsnow » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:48 pm

My guess would be the gas has basically turned to varnish. If it was stored for ten years especially with no stabilizers in it that is most likely what happened.

d75bender
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Re: Anyone know what the heck this is?

Postby d75bender » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:34 pm

Thanks for the input, do you think the tank is ruined? The auxiliary tank is under the bench seat so I may remove it, install captains chairs that flip up and turn that area into more storage space. The guy I bought it from said it was full at one point and hadn't used that tank again, when I siphoned it out I thought I would get 15 gallons out and only got 6 gallons out.

srsnow
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Re: Anyone know what the heck this is?

Postby srsnow » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:35 pm

I am not sure, I know with cars people will have them cleaned and can re use them, I assume the same is true for boats.


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