Bilge blower hoses

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by FuzzDaddy, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. FuzzDaddy

    FuzzDaddy Member

    37
    Jul 8, 2020
    2002 Sea Ray 230 Signature
    5.7 Mercruiser
    Hello all!
    I’m still getting some great work and maintenance done. I noticed on my 2002 230 I have 4 vents on the rear deck. 2 on the port and 2 on the STBD. None of them have the tubes on them. The blower motor is mounted directly to the vent on the inner port side. I have a few questions
    1) Is it ok for the blower to be mounted directly to the vent or should I have a couple feet of tube and then the blower and than more tube?
    2) Also I assume all 4 vents on the rear deck should have tubes routed to match picture below?
    3) Even though there are 4 vents only 1 blower is needed?

    I don’t want to blow my family up!
    Thank you in advance!
    Corey
     

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  2. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge Raymarine gs165 w Quantum HD Radar
    Achilles 350 Dink
    Nick Jackson Davit
    Cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    It matters not where the the blower is mounted but you defiantly need to have hose from the intake side of the blower secured to the lowest point in the bilge or engine bay to evacuate any fuel fumes. Having one simply attached to the inside of a vent grate is not doing much for you. I would want one on each side anyway for redundancy.
     
  3. Coz

    Coz Member

    249
    Oct 9, 2018
    2008 Sundancer 310
    Merc Mag 350 DTS w/Bravo III
    What he said. Fuel vapor is heavier than air, will settle to low point
     
  4. FuzzDaddy

    FuzzDaddy Member

    37
    Jul 8, 2020
    2002 Sea Ray 230 Signature
    5.7 Mercruiser
    Excellent!
    Thank you for your time
     

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