SailNet Community - View Single Post - Fuel tank drain
Thread: Fuel tank drain
View Single Post
Old 05-20-2013
Classic30's Avatar
Classic30 Classic30 is offline
Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 4,689
Thanks: 39
Thanked 55 Times in 55 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Classic30 will become famous soon enough Classic30 will become famous soon enough
Re: Fuel tank drain

Originally Posted by tdw View Post
Hartles old man ...... what is your fuel filter setup ? Even though the fuel pickup comes out the top of you tank the pickup itself is down the bottom (I'd have thought). With a decent glass bowl fuel filter (or two) any water will collect in the glass bowl and can be easily drained from there. Glass also gives you a good idea as to how much water is in your system.
It's the usual glass bowl arrangement. Hmm.. you might be right, TD.

It's tricky (read: impossible without a mirror on a stick which I don't currently have) to see just how far the pick-up is off the bottom. I'd have thought the pick-up might be a little ways up to make sure you didn't pull stuff into the filter...?
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook