PS Advisor May 2017 Issue

Fuel Level Sensor/Return Line Durability

I have a 2008 Gemini 105MC catamaran that I purchased new, and the fuel tank level indicators on both tanks failed a couple years ago. However, I noticed that the fuel-return line is attached to the top of the fuel level sensor. It seems to me that this may be the problem—fuel spraying down on the level indicator shortens its useful life. All the other Gemini owners that I know also have had the level indicators fail. It is not a huge problem. My tanks are transparent so I can see the fuel level in the tanks. My friends who have black non-transparent tanks use a wooden stick—which can be inserted down the fill hose.

To continue reading this article, you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to Practical Sailor today and save 42%.

Here's what you'll get:

  • Immediate access to this article.
  • Access to more than 2,000 Practical Sailor articles like this.
  • Each new monthly issue delivered to you.
  • Recommendations of the best electronics for your boat.
  • Money- and hassle-saving tips for finding your dream boat.
  • Help installing new equipment and gear so you'll get it done right the first time!
  • Ratings on the newest paints, coatings and materials to keep your boat ship-shape.

Your satisfaction to Practical Sailor is guaranteed. Subscribe today to see why hundreds of thousands of sailors trust us as their #1 source of boating information.


Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.
Already subscribed but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.