Question my fuel gauge showed I was really low on fuel a little sliver showed...

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Question....my fuel gauge showed I was really low on fuel...a little sliver showed I would say 1/16th at best..first of all it seemed to go from 1/4 to nothing really fast so after a panic attack I made it to a marina to fill up and it only took 43 gallons?? Says it holds 53 10 gallons left and really showed nothing on the gauge does this sound right?? It's a 2014 212SS

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  • So how do you track gallons used?

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  • Gas tank is 50 gallons not 53...

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  • What Jerry does.

  • I just spoke with my dealer Eric at Bayside Jet drive and he confirmed that it is designed to have approx 10 gallons left when on empty

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  • Thanks everybody...as usual you are very helpful