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Fuel Line Length Question

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Installed water fuel separator yesterday - thanks marine man - everything went okay, motor started ran great. Now my next question, in installing the separator, I noticed that I had a lot of "excess" length. I made the line from the tank to the separator short with enough slack to tie wrap it off ith no hard bends or anything. The line from the separator to the engine (primer bulb) has several loops in it. Is there any reason I should NOT make this length as short as possible (obviously still mainitaining all functionality etc). I am NOT asking because I think that by shortening the line I will pick up 10 mph of top end and plane 3 seconds faster. I am asking because I come from a sailing background and "untidy" rigging often leads to rigging that fails (chafing etc). Now I do not think my gas line will wear through or anything if I don't shorten it, but I'm working on it and if I can tidy it up at the same time I would like to do this. Reletively new to power boats so not sure if there is a purpose to the excess. Thanks for the help - I appreciate it. Paul

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I see no reason not to shorten it, if functionally there is excess.

Leave enough to allow full range of motion on the motor (steering lock to lock), enough to get your hand around the primer bulb and prime it in a decent position - remember that some primer bulbs function best when priming a long distance (if the line is empty for example) straight up and down, so allow enough hose for that.

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