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setterguy

Ok, maybe a dumb question...

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My boat has (supposedly) a 34 gallon fuel tank. I've never been able to get anything over 24 gallons in it even when it reads almost empty. That is really neither here nor there but my question is this, if I used the reserve does that automatically get filled back up when I fill the tank or do I have to switch the lever to reserve then fuel again? I guess I'm just wondering how the whole thing works together.

When I run sta-bil through the fuel line in the fall does that enter the reserve tank?

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I don't think thats a dumb question at all... not sure of the answer, it will be interesting to find out tho.

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I am guessing that there are two fuel pick-ups in the gas tank. The top (higher in the tank) one is the normal one and the bottom would be for the reserved fuel. I'm not positive on this but I doubt there are actually two tanks.

I am sure Marine Man or somebody really knowlegable about boats knows the answer.

What brand and model boat is it?

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No expert, but I would say that when you fill the tank your reserve is the first to fill if it's low. Same as wheelers and such.

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Alumacraft Tournament Sport here as well. I believe Walleye Guy is correct. One tank, two fuel pickup lines.

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I know my tank has two outputs. One coming fromt the front of the tank and one from the back. (Crestliner Tournament) The way it was rigged was one went to the kicker and one to the main.

Side note: Now I'm wondering if I would be better served to run both motors from the front outlet and keep the back outlet as a reserve. Any suggestions?

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yep, everyone's correct here.. Same tank, with 2 different pickups at 2 different heights in the tank.

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