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Re: Replace Diesel Fuel Regularly
When I bought my boat two years ago I had all kinds of fuel issues due to filter clogs. Even the fuel strainer in the tank was clogged.
That is one of the most egregious examples of poor design and construction by boatbuilders.
It's a disaster waiting to happen.
All of those screens should be removed.
What a shame that builders kept doing it. Think about it: inaccessible, usually unknown to skippers, a completely stupid move even before any questions about fuel stability ever surfaced.
Any submariner coulda told 'em: DON'T do it!
Wanna know how I really feel about it?
Stu Jackson, Catalina 34, 1986, M25 engine, Rocna 10 (22#), Maple Bay, BC, Canada