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So, I got this boat I been working on. Or has it been working on me??? Another upgrade I want to make is the addition of a fuel gauge. Even with one I have run out of gas in the past.

I have a Moeller 14gal? topside tank. Red Plastic one. Currently the tank has a screw off cap and a gauge/withdrawal (6 screws) assembly. Seeing as it's plastic.... I should be able to take a hole saw and cut a correct size hole and install a sending unit. Correct? No sparks. Just plastic chips to worry about. Right??

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The electric motor on your drill can create a spark. It is very unlikely this will be an issue but a possibility none the less. Wrap tape around any of the cooling holes in the drill. The drill will overheat if used a lot but no more than you are doing it will be fine. But will this work for you? It is sold for Moeller tanks. http://www.usaboatstore.com/moeller-035760-10.htm?feed=Froogle
 

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ok yours is like mine then. Looks like you will have to rig it.
 

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The electric motor on your drill can create a spark. It is very unlikely this will be an issue but a possibility none the less. Wrap tape around any of the cooling holes in the drill. The drill will overheat if used a lot but no more than you are doing it will be fine. But will this work for you? It is sold for Moeller tanks. http://www.usaboatstore.com/moeller-035760-10.htm?feed=Froogle
That is a awful idea and a great way to mess-up a perfectly good drill and even better way to cause a fire. I would run all the fuel out of the tank and run fresh air through it until it was free of fuel vapor.
 
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