Oct 6 09 9:52 AM

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For several years I would find that diesel had leaked onto the starboard engine bedlog after sailing. I would tighten all the fitting sof the fuel lines, run the engine to check for leaks and continually find no leaks. What gives? Where is the fuel coming from.

To make a long story short. The hose clamp securing the fuel filler hose to the cockpit sole fuel fill was loose. When the boat heals to starboard in a big wind with the tank full, diesel would spill out the loose connection and run down to the bedlong. I would discover it at the end of the sailing day and wonder where it came from. That hose clamp is very difficult to see..you must really adjust it by feel only.