Re: Replace Diesel Fuel Regularly
I'm aware of fuel polishing systems but for my boat it isn't really needed I think. I have a 12 gallon tank and on average use maybe half of it give or take in a season. My motoring needs are minimal, just a couple miles down the river to the ocean and then back. Once out on the ocean I do very little motoring. If I were to burn through my fuel this wouldn't be an issue. If I had a much larger tank then a polishing system would make sense. Replacing all of the fuel every few years in that case wouldn't make sense. If I only need to remove 2 fuel canisters at most each time it is certainly feasible. It seems to be a pretty simple thing to do, best at the beginning of the season I think, that could prevent all kinds of problems later. Nothing wasted, just a little time to pull the fuel out and then put two canisters back in.
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2001 Beneteau Oceanis 361