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I have a 05 Lund 18ft Mr Pike and after a bunch of rain this weekend I got water in my fuel tank. I got about 1 1/2 gals of water out when I emptied the tank. Took up floor and didn't find anything noticeable. Any one else have problems with these fuel tanks?

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That is a lot of water. Even if you left the the fuel cap off the boat, I think it would be hard to get that much water in the tank through the opening on the boat. Could you have gotten water in the tank for your local gas station?. Did you have condensation in the tank from years storage? I hate to think this, but could someone have poured water in your tank?

If no to the above, most likely you have a a crack in the top of your tank. But you said you checked the tank and found no issues. I would revert to one or more of the ideas listed above.

I'm leaning toward condensation that over the years finally came to a head so to speak and now has become an issue. If you consider a cup or two of water condensation a year over 7 years you could have close to a gallon of water there. And the fact that the gas line in the tank does not go all the way to the bottom of the tank, you could have finally got the water to a level that it started to get pulled into the fuel system.

The only real way to eliminate the tank is to pressure check it for leaks.

Just my thoughts, Good luck, hope you find the problem. When or if you do report back as it will help others that may a similar issue.


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