I'm installing an Edelbrock 1409 carb and a 2104 Intake on my 1989 305 mercruiser. Rather then mess with rebending the steel fuel line and buying adapters, can i use a small part of rubber fuel line? The old Q-jet had the fuel inlet in the front of the carb and the Edelbrock has the fuel inlet at the rear of the carb. Thought it would be easier to just use a 3 to 4" piece of rubber fuel line to make this conversion. I was to make sure the boat is both safe and will be coast guard approved. Thanks in advance.