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    I have a 1990 231. Is there any way for the fuel compartment to drain ? If the access hatch over the fuel sending unit leaks even a slight amount, it seem to me that the foam will saturate and the compartment become water filled. This 231 is in excelent condition, and I and going to try and keep it that way, Just trying to look ahead to head off any major problems.

  • #2
    Ithought iwas bad about thinking of the what ifs!!!Enjoy the journey and dont worry about the stuff that might happen!! sometimes i have to stamp a no trespassing sign on my forehead cause" its a bad nieghborhood, know what i mean????

    1997 232B 2017 suzuki 250 \"ROCK BOTTOM\"[br] [br]


    • #3
      Sabalo 13-

      Take a look at my 1991 Mako 231 owners manual that is posted on this site. According to the manual there is a gas tank overflow drain. It shows the exact location of it on the starboard side of the transom where there is a thru-hull fitting and a hose that I believe goes to the gas tank coffin area and drains any excess water. I am planning on pulling my tank this winter and will let everyone know for sure. In the interim, I put a small bronze ball check on the fitting and keep it closed while running. When the boat is on the trailer, I open it up.


      • #4
        In the mean time I would replace the stock inspection ports with a good one that seals tight. I used one that has the thick gasket and the twist lock handle. I found them at Marine Connection Ft. pierce.

        Every time I check it is bone dry.

        I also keep a tarp over the boat when not in use.
        Larry S. - Fort Pierce, Florida[br]23 Contender