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    I have a new boat,G3 with a 150 4 stroke, i've noticed that i have a strong odor of gas when i open the compartments next to the gas tank which is plastic,is this normal? I keep the plug out to see if anything leaks onto the garage floor but so far nothing and the level seams the same in the tank?

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    I have the same problem with my 2004 Triton. Checked all the fittings numerous times and everything was fine. I also have a Plastic Gas Tank. Till I can solve the problem I have been leaving the back hatch open during storage. I also get a fume build up in my Rod Locker so my concern is that my mono line will absorb the fumes & break down prematurely. Hope somebody out there has an answer. FishHunter

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    Check all your hose clamps. Especially if they are the metal type. If tightened too much, they can cause a crack (even in a new hose) in the hose which is hard to see. You shouldn't have a strong odor of gas. Something is leaking somewhere. Also be sure your vent is clear and goes to the outside of the boat.
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    like ibnfshn said i would check my vents i have seen
    boats that are not vented to the outside of the hull
    if they are fairly new boats i wouldnt think you would
    have a leaking tank maybe a bad hose but i would bet
    it is the vent

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    I have had mine for a year now, and the smell hasnt gone away. I havent found anything leaking anywhere. I havent had trouble with my line breaking down prematurely either.

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    If you have access to the fuel gauge sender on top of the tank, check the screws for tightness. That's a big opening in the top of the tank, and has probably 8 to 12 screws holding it down. If there's a chance of anything leaking around the tank, that probably the most likely as the gasket might lose it's seal after being compressed awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shellback
    If you have access to the fuel gauge sender on top of the tank, check the screws for tightness. That's a big opening in the top of the tank, and has probably 8 to 12 screws holding it down. If there's a chance of anything leaking around the tank, that probably the most likely as the gasket might lose it's seal after being compressed awhile.
    That was my problem. I could'nt even see any leaks. I got in there and stood on my head sniffing around. Tightened them up and have'nt had any more problems.

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