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|07-14-2011 08:25 AM|
Brush and pump suggestions
Couple of suggestions
1. Use a refridgerator coil brush. They are long, flexible and fit between baffles.
2. Use a hand pump or be very, very careful with an electric or drill operated pump.
|07-12-2011 12:25 PM|
|steve006||Great instructions. One thing I would add though is a shock treatment of diesel biocide when you refill the tank to kill any bugs that may be growing in hard to reach areas, particularly in warmer latitudes.|
|02-27-2011 09:21 AM|
Fuel Tank Source
I had a new tank built by:
15171 Pipe Lane #102
Huntington Beach, CA
He was the maker of tanks that were originally installed in PSC.
|02-26-2011 06:21 PM|
Originally Posted by billbalme View Post
|02-26-2011 06:17 PM|
These access plates look to be perfect. Thanks, John.
Jay PSC 37, Kenlanu
Originally Posted by johnharch View Post
|02-25-2011 07:52 PM|
Or you could get real fancy and put a couple of these in.
Seabuilt - Access Plate Systems
|02-25-2011 04:54 PM|
When we went to Bermuda in 2007, we didn't get much wind - so did a lot of motoring. I was really impressed with the economy of the boat - since I was monitoring the fuel consumption closely every day. After the third or fourth day of lots of motoring, the tank was still 3/4 full.
When the next day, the gauge showed only a quarter full, I realized the error of my ways - the triangular section tank and a linear fuel gauge! (and they called me an engineer!)
Fortunately, we managed to very sparingly use the last quarter (nay, fumes) and when we refueled in St George, we put 39.8 gallons into our 40 gallon tank!
While filling it, we also stopped every 5 gallons and I marked the gauge position in black marker on the tank itself. The next owner should be all set!
Formerly Toodle-oo! - and still looking for a replacement!
|02-25-2011 03:49 PM|
This is a great discussion, thanks for starting it. On the PSC 37 the fuel tank has a baffle such that removing the plate holding the fuel gauge gets you into only the aft portion of the tank -- no way to clean the forward half. How would one go about installing an inspection plate in the forward portion of the tank.
I agree that taking the tank out after emptying it will make everything MUCH easier. I highly recommend it plus it allows you to clean and paint the bilge.
I replaced our tank with a new one of welded Polypropylene. When filling the tank I filled from 5 gallon jugs and marked the fuel gauge every 5 gals with magic marker. This is proved to be invaluable 'cause "1/2" on the gauge was WAY off and 1/4 was even further off.
Good luck with the project, Jay
PSC 37, Kenlanu sitting under yet another 10" of snow!
|02-25-2011 08:44 AM|
In my memory the fuel pickup tube inside my tank is metal. It comes very close to the bottom of the tank. Touching in places; too close to really suit me. It might be a spot where junk could plug the system up. Next time I open the tank up I'll trim it, knotch the end, force an aluminum wedge under it, or if it is threaded at the top, back it up a turn.
|02-25-2011 08:42 AM|
Pull the tank
Another option is to remove the two floor boards and pull the tank out. Seems like it would be easier to work on the tank in your garage on a work bench. That would give you good access to all sides and also give you the opportunity to inspect it better.
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