posted, ask and avoid using fuel containing alcohol if
Be sure the proper type and grade of fuel
as recommended by your Engine Owners
Manual is used.
Determine how much additional fuel is
required to avoid overﬂow.
Assume blended gasoline is being used and follow
these recommendations below.
During fueling: Keep the ﬁll nozzle in contact
with the fuel opening at all times to guard against
possible static spark. See Figure I-6.
Inspect fuel hoses often. A deteriorated hose
containing alcohol blended gasoline will normally
be soft and swollen. A deteriorating hose contain-
ing no fuel will normally be hard and brittle. In both
cases the hose should be replaced.
Spilled fuel is a ﬁre or explosion hazard.
DO NOT overﬂow the tank or allow fuel spills
into the hull or bilges. Avoid overboard spills.
When tank is almost full the sound from the
. Ventilate the engine compartment before starting
the engine(s). Operate the engine compartment
blower for four (4) minutes. Then, prior to starting
the engine(s), check the bilge area for the scent of fuel vent will change. The pitch will become
gasoline fumes; DO NOT start the engine(s) if the
odor of gasoline is detected.
higher indicating the tank is close to being full.
Stop pumping fuel into the tank.
DO NOT TOP OFF.
Frequently inspect the fuel system ﬁttings. Inspect
the fuel tank, pump and ﬁlter for signs of leaks or
corrosion. Visually inspect for deteriorating metal
ﬁttings at the fuel hose connections.
Avoid serious injury or death from ﬁre or explo-
sion resulting from leaking fuel. Inspect system
for leaks at least once a year.
(Nozzle in contact with fuel opening.
Grounding the fuel hose - proper)
If areas are found within the fuel system that appear
questionable, have a qualiﬁed marine technician in-
spect the system. A thorough fuel system examination
should be made by an experienced marine technician
at least once a year.
(Nozzle not in contact with fuel opening.
Not grounding the fuel hose - Improper)
I - 3
Figure I-6: Grounding Fuel Hose
Avoid fueling at night except in emergencies.
2. When moored at fueling pier:
a. Replace all ﬁll caps securely.
Wipe up any spilled fuel.
Do not smoke, strike matches, or throw-
Determine that there is no odor of gasoline
in the engine compartment or below decks
before starting machinery, turning on lights or
lighting stove. Operate the bilge blower sys-
tem for at least four (4) minutes before engine
Stop all engines, motors, fans, and devices
that could produce sparks.
c. Put out all lights.
Before starting to fuel:
Be prepared to cast off moorings as soon
as engine is started.
a. Ensure that boat is moored securely.
Fuel Systems - Section I
Owner’s Manual Page 75
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