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Filter Boss Experience?

We're adding a second fuel tank, and as part of that process we're contemplating adding the Filter Boss system. Anyone have any experience with the system and/or company, good or bad?


http://www.ktisystems.com/FilterBoss...Filter-s/2.htm
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The Racor 75/500 dual filter system sells for between 800 and 900 dollars in the USA and has a pressure guage as well, but no electric and automatic failover. I am getting one (instead of trying to build it myself) and would consider a non-electric solution over a more complex electric one. This means that the added advantage is their fuel-polishing mode but from what I've read here the fuel pickups and returns are normally installed in places that minimize raising any muck in the tanks. Thus, without changing the piping, the fuel filtration aspect might not be as efficacious as the advertisement might lead one to believe.
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Posting because I am interested in anyone's current experience as well...

However, there are these threads;
fuel filter system.. - well engineered & pricy
Need help on bleeding a Yanmar 2GM - Easy to polish fuel, and great support - there are cheaper alternatives.

I know that they can be an aid in bleeding the system (if you ever have to once the system is installed).
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Hi Dan,
Here's a couple pictures to add to what I had to say in the previous post links above. I'll add that Andy the owner even met me at my boat when I thought incorrectly that I had a problem.... although he does actually live closer to my boat than I do. Also my "Filtering - Polishing" install is better than most because if you look at the close up you see a "FROM DIRT" input. That is from the "Dirt Out" second pickup/drain that Nauticat puts on their tanks. I haven't emptied and looked into the tanks to verify but I have to assume it is much lower pickup/output drain (it was a hand pump) than the normal engine pickup.





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I decided to go with it. They were kind enough to agree to take my existing filter and use it so that I could save a few bucks on having to buy one less filter.

They also convinced me to run my genset fuel through the FB too.

This all started with me adding a second fuel tank to the boat. A classic case of "well while we're doing X, we might as well do Y too," and now we'll end up with the better part of 1.5 to 2 boat bucks extra cost added to our project of adding a second fuel tank. Sigh.
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