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Old 05-13-2009
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I just helped a friend with his 69 50' Columbia with a steel tank. Yours is probably steel or Corten steel which looks like it's rusted all the time. Find a fuel polishing rig to rent or a mech. who has one and put StarTron Enzyme Fuel Tank Cleaner into a full tank and let it sit for a week. then hook up the fuel polishing unit and run it until it's giant Racors quite stopping up and you will then Have a clean tank that won't have crud in it. But DON'T do this without the fuel polisher because it will stop up normal sized filters for a long time and always at the wrong time! I am in the process of doing this now. Also I don't trust anything a Surveyor says anymore! Any Yutz who takes a class can be one. Mine missed things like No Discharge placards right under main elec. panels almost at eye level in companion way bulkhead.
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