New Tank Fittings at Hose’s End

Although Sassy is still in the yard and under a tarp, her 4-stroke 4HP Tohatsu long-shaft MFS4BL (2010) auxilliary is ready to go… and I am happy to report that, after much aggraviation in past seasons (see , “Overnight Afloat at Pinhey Point“, ” July 29 – An eventful sail upriver – the engine dies (again!)…“), the original Moeller/Scepter NPT Fuel Fitting at the 12L portable fuel tank, and its corresponding female counterpart at the fuel-hose end, are no more…

They have been replaced by another kind of fittings/connectors, hopefully less prone to let air into the fuel line: a Honda Tank Outlet – L1272 and its matching counterpart at the tank end of the fuel line: a Honda Tank End Hose Connector – L1276:

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Extensive testing of the Tohatsu in the water tank seems encouraging… but final evidence will become available only as the season progresses – will keep you posted…

 

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