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  • Writer's pictureRick D.

1/4/19 Fuel Polishing Day Arrives

Preparation for the tank cleaning included cutting a 4" inspection port into the top of the two aluminum fuel tanks to allow access - great fun after the cutter dulled on the first tank and took forever on the second!


We positioned the boat stern to on the work dock so the big pump / filter truck could reach us with their 1" hoses. Five and 1/2 hours later we were done and putting the boat back together. Another blessing in disguise you might say - but those surprises are getting a bit old!


With clean fuel, fresh provisioning, small boat projects completed, clean laundry and new friends, our forced stay in Beaufort was productive and fun!


The weather window beckons and it's off to Saint Augustine tomorrow.




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Rick D.
Rick D.
10 ene 2019

Hi there, I actually did install one, but it was overwhelmed with old sludge once we got out in the ocean!! Long Island Sound was too tame to stir up the gunk on the bottom I guess!

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saltypaws.internet
07 ene 2019

Something to consider for a future project.

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saltypaws.internet
07 ene 2019

We created our own fuel polishing system with two valves and a electric fuel pump. After a Racor filter before the engine diaphram pump the first three way valve, then the electric pump, then the second valve in the fuel return line, beyond the engine. The electric pump takes fuel after the Racor, then bypasses the engine amd returns to the tank. Easy, simple and cheap.


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