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post #8 of Old 11-26-2011
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John -

Cleaning the fuel tank and polishing the fuel contained within is a job I hire out. It's messy, smelly, and very toxic. For me, it's one of those jobs that's worth paying someone else to do.

Our access plate is a single circular plate, secured with sheet metal screws and gasketed. Of course, when the tank is opened, the old gasket has to be cleaned off and a new one made. I'm not too sure about access; I think that our tank has a single fore and aft baffle, and that access is reasonable, considering. I'll ask the mechanic that does ours and report back.

Bill & Lisa Ballard
S/V Jo Beth
1984 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 34, Hull #16

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