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post #11 of 17 Old 02-25-2011
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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!



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Or you could get real fancy and put a couple of these in.

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These access plates look to be perfect. Thanks, John.

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Dear Bill, Congratulations on the Very Quick Sale and good luck in your search for the other happiest day.... Please keep us informed and benefiting from all you learned from Toodle-oo!

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Fuel Tank Source

I had a new tank built by:

John Justin
15171 Pipe Lane #102
Huntington Beach, CA
Work: 714-642-8941
Fax: 714-898-0740

He was the maker of tanks that were originally installed in PSC.
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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.
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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.
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