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Post Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:46 pm 
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I just uncovered boat after one week and it smells heavy of fuel odor. Is this normal or is this a problem and how do I double check for possible problem?

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:57 pm 
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I believe all the 215 models have poly fuel tanks. They are known for allowing fuel odors to permeate thru them. But I would doubt it would be enough to be considered "huge". More likely you have a fuel leak or possibly a clogged vent. Or the vent is under the cover allowing the smell to build up. Ethanol fuel can cause older fuel hoses to get gummy and smelly too. I'd pop open the access plates in the floor and start sniffing around!

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:50 am 
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Like Bruce said, trace all hoses, check bilges. If you use ethanol fuel, plan on replacing all your hoses and primer bulb.

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Post Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:20 am 
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i had an issue with my last boat with a fuel smell. it was also a poly tank. after replacing just about everthing (lines, double hose claps on everything, fuel sender gasket) i still had the smell. and i know it wasnt leaking. with a new to you boat changing and checking those things are not a bad idea anyhow.

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