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2000 KW 1720 Sportsman Fuel Tank Replacing

PostPosted by zambrano1831 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:47 pm

I want to repair my 2000 KW 1720 Sportsman w/ 115 V4 Johnson. I am a new guy on boating, fishing, etc. Because I lived in the Mexican desert prior to come to Georgia.

Little bit of history behind this boat is that I just got it for free about 2 weeks ago. Previous owner lost interest and gave it to me. Still need to ask him to sign the BOS so I can do a legal transfer of ownership before I spent more money on it.
Unfortunately he did all the dissassembly and cut the deck already, which is NOT as nice as the photos shown, but I cannot say anything because, again is free.

Other than the actual cut for the tank removal, boat looks fine, as well as the engine. I just power washed it and doing a list of goodies that I have to replace. Maybe I will take time if it deserves your attention and create individual post per topic, so I do not drag you to the bottom of my issues.

I am wondering if any of you can help in order for me to have a chance to buy a MOELLER FT3130 gas tank. I set myself a goal to make this boat mechanically safe before next summer so any recommendations for a newbie will be greately appreciated.

Later I will submit photos of the actual work performed.

Thanks again. :inthedrink:
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Re: 1994 KW 1720 Sportsman Fuel Tank Replacing

PostPosted by LSU » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:30 am

Zamm, get the title fixed before you go much further.
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Re: 1994 KW 1720 Sportsman Fuel Tank Replacing

PostPosted by Fluid_Momentum » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:15 pm

Zam you are going to have to order the tank FT3130 from Moeller. It's a custom build. You can find the smaller tank that I installed online you just have to google it. Moeller Ft2740 27 Gallon Fuel Tank 50"L X 24"W X 6.75"H fits in perfectly. You lose about 4 gallons of fuel capacity however it's an easier fit depending on the size of the whole cut into the floor. It's also a bit cheaper. :thumbsup:
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Re: 1994 KW 1720 Sportsman Fuel Tank Replacing

PostPosted by edyslo » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:48 pm

Has this happened to anyone with a poly tank? After my last trip out I noticed my 2003 1720 (plastic tank) leaking gas after cranking the tongue up. It is at a shop now and the mechanic is trying to diagnose it now, it is not the sender or anything else on top of the tank that's visible. Thanks for any help.
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Re: 1994 KW 1720 Sportsman Fuel Tank Replacing

PostPosted by Pinecrestjim » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:50 pm

Best to let the mechanic do his work on that one. The hoses - fill, vent and fuel line to engine - can all deteriorate over time. This can be accelerated by use of ethanol fuel. It could be that one of these hoses has developed a leak that drains to the bilge when you jack up the bow. Keep us updated, please, as I've a 2002 1720 with a poly tank. I have replaced the fuel line from the tank - fuel/water separator - engine. Hoping that the vent and fill hoses will last another twenty years before needing to be replaced. :dunno:
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Re: 1994 KW 1720 Sportsman Fuel Tank Replacing

PostPosted by edyslo » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:36 pm

Thanks Jim, I really hope it is a hose. I will update.
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