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    Reserve gas tank on my 785 Pro - good idea?

    I ran out of gas last year. We went on a long cruise across Broken Bow Lake in Oklahoma...and my 785 Pro ran out of gas...just barely. Another gallon could have gotten me home.

    So I got to thinking...I have eliminated the oil pump, and the oil tank is gone...but I could get one and put it back in. My fuel selector switch has been eliminated too. Maybe I could route the oil outlet at the bottom of the oil tank into the outlet of the fuel selector switch (if it is below the level of the oil tank) and then into the reserve outlet on my gas tank? Then when I get low on gas I could open the fuel valve and drain the approximately 1 gallon of gas into the fuel tank.

    It might won't matter though because I am supposed to be getting a deposit on my 785 Pro this weekend.

    Aaron


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    That sound good to me. Had I had the room to leave the oil tank in my ski I would have set it up for spare fuel tank.

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    You'll get resistance from the few that worry about ULTRA safety but I've been running my oil tank as a spare fuel tank since 93. I have a petcock on it and when I need fuel I open the petcock and let it drop into the tank through the return line.

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    Al that was the way I was going to set mine up. Ohhh well, I might do the SLT that way.

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    Another great idea for my new project
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    I would find a way to vent it just like the factory set up! ??

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    I had mine like that for a while too. But you HAVE To move the vent outside the hull like it is for the fuel tank.

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    Just crack the cap to vent when you open the shut off valve. After it drains into the fuel tank, shut off the valve and secure the cap.

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    No man, the check valve vent to stop it from exploding when the gas heats up and expands. The gas tank has the vent in front of teh steering column, the oil tank just breathes in the hull. The gas vapor in the hull can be a big kaboom.

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    Good point, I forgot about expansion.

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