SailNet Community - View Single Post - DIY Fuel Polishing?
View Single Post
post #1 of Old 08-24-2018 Thread Starter
TakeFive
Senior Member
 
TakeFive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Swarthmore, PA
Posts: 5,180
Thanks: 31
Thanked 150 Times in 138 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
DIY Fuel Polishing?

I've run my fuel down in my tanks this summer to the point where my (currently empty) jerry can capacity exceeds what's in the tank. I have about 12 gallons in the tank right now. I'm not going to pay for professional polishing service for such a small amount of fuel, but might consider trying to pump out what I have into the jerry cans and filter it back into the tank. I know this will be controversial to those who say I should have the tank professionally scrubbed, etc., but I thought I'd solicit your advice on how to go about doing this with low cost equipment and consumables.

Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
USCG Certified Captain, OUPV and 50 Ton Master
ASA Certified 101/103/104/105/106



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2001 Catalina 34MkII Tall Rig Wing Keel Breakin' Away, Universal Diesel M35B, Mantus 35 lb. anchor, sailing out of Rock Hall, MD
TakeFive is offline  
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome