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Old 08-16-2013, 06:57 AM
BoatMan BoatMan is offline
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Originally Posted by Showtime7 View Post
Hello all,

I own a new to me 1995 26' Classic that I purchased about 8 months ago with plans to re-power, re wire, remove bow rail, move batteries inside console and am getting ready to start within the next week and thinking about pulling fuel tanks and install new ones. Has anyone tackled this. Any recommendations on best approach.

Thank you, KM
I don't think that this is a job you will want to tackle (fuel tank) unless you know that you have a problem. Have your mechanic do a pressure test of the tank and soapy spray all fittings and clamps including sending unit. Replace the hoses would be a good idea on a boat of this age. The original hoses on this boat were ethanol approved but you don't know if any chaffing has taken place.

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Old 08-16-2013, 06:54 PM
asgtech asgtech is offline
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The fuel sender access is about 3-4 inches forward of the rear face of the tackle center and if I remember correctly it is a little offset to port. I pulled out the port side box that holds the tackle boxes. Easy to do. From what I could see the compartment looked dry.

While your in there you might as well replace the fuel sender. I've never bought a used boat with a working fuel sender, even 2 Regulators.
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:46 AM
Showtime7 Showtime7 is offline
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Default Thanks again!

All, Thank you for your feedback. Best, ST
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:29 PM
wdegenhart wdegenhart is offline
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My 94-23 had a deck plate that I pulled off to access the tank. Does the 95-26 have that deck plate? If so it isn't too bad
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:48 PM
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Thanks for the help with the location. That will save lots of poking around.

Yes, I can promise you neither of the fuel senders worked on mine either when I got her.

I had a comical run to get gas cans to make sure I could get home on her first run when I picked the boat up on a Sunday evening with the gas dock closed!~

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Old 05-14-2018, 08:03 PM
rtm3and4 rtm3and4 is offline
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Anyone what model fuel sender to use for replacement? I have 96 26 with what appears to be original tank
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:41 AM
26fsCapeCod 26fsCapeCod is offline
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Originally Posted by gary999 View Post
Could you not use an existing wire to pull a couple of pull cords through then pull the old and new wires back through?
This is what I did and was very easy to do. Just disconnect something with a heavy gauge wire, attach 2 wires in such a way that there is no big bulge (electrical tape) and then smear some dielectric grease on it. Once you pull the two wires through use the extra wire to pull back the one you used to pull it through. It can get hung up but just pull it back and forth with your buddy until it budges, should be able to get it done in less than an hour. I have two chase tubes and the port one was way more packed so I decided to use starboard. If you are rewiring just pull everything out but 2 or 3, the reason being is if on your first pull the connection fails you have 2 more chances. Good luck and use plenty of grease it helps!
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:11 AM
getthenetmontauk getthenetmontauk is offline
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I just changed the fuel sender but still wouldn’t read. It wasn’t the sender but the pink wire was chafed. I had a new wire and ground installed as it was impossible to remove the old wire. An 02 26 uses a 21” we a.
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