SailNet Community - View Single Post - Fuel tank algae
Thread: Fuel tank algae
View Single Post
post #1 of Old 12-12-2002 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Fuel tank algae

I have a 9 gallon fiberglass diesel fuel tank in my O''Day 272 that needs cleanout. The fuel pickup strainer (if it has one) seems to plug up frequently, causing engine cutout. I have pumped and refilled the tank to no avail. Still plugging up. Removing the tank requires cutting a bulkhead which has hoses and stuff connected to it. Not an easy job, nor is disconnecting and removing the tank itself. Is it possible to cut a hole in bottom of tank, clean the tank, then seal it or put a screw on cap or something to seal the cleanout hole? I am in need of suggestions.
freds is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome