An update for anyone interested.
I found the fuel pump
for the heater
I wondered if by chance I missed it in the area behind the access port at the helm
station where the fuel shutoff valves are located.
I found the pickup tube and tank fitting and then found the fuel gauge sending unit. Between the two terminals was a hose with metal bands which didn't look too proper, so I gently lifted it off and there was the pump, loose on top of the tank. It is designed to be precisely installed at an angle in a rubber isolation mount. It is neither accessible for servicing nor installed properly..
Does anyone know if there is a way I can find out what a given hull
number was originally equipped with? If this was factory installed and it appears to be so, I am dismayed at an utter disregard for workmanship and follow up quality control.
The primary power leads are supposed to be fused to 25 amps according to the installation
instructions and appear to run all the way from starboard to port so a big brown and red pair of wires should be pretty easy to trace.
Will let you know what I find.