Had a scary incident the other day and I'm looking for some help. Had a full boat of kids and adults the other day (luckily at the dock still) and started the boat and it was making a weird sound. I pulled open the engine cover to find gas pouring out of a hose all over the engine and into the bilges. We quickly (and I mean quickly) unloaded everyone off the boat and opened up all the hatches. With a little help I was able to diagnose the problem to the hose between the Cool Fuel unit and the fuel intake for the injectors. It had somehow blown...no one I've showed it to can believe it as they've never seen it happen before.
Here's my dilemna. Mercruiser wants to sell me a "kit" for $500 instead of just replacing the fuel line itself. I had the fuel line repaired at Delta Rubber and I'm comfortable with the repair. However, I'd much rather have the factory hose installed. Does anyone know where I can buy just the hose? Does anyone know why Mercruiser has a service bulletin on the Cool Fuel unit which prevents them from selling me just the hose?
If it's safer and there's some reason to replace the whole thing I guess I'll go that route. But, I'd rather just get the hose.
The boat is a 1997 Sanger V210...any help someone can give me would be greatly appreciated!