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Old 23 November 2005, 15:31   #41
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Kathleen - due to my Ahlziemers kicking in I had forgotten that we already have solved this problem years ago! If you like I will post you a picture and explanation? Might even be able to retro fit to your boat, without costing the earth !!!
That would be ultra-cool Steve!

Sincerely appreciated

Also would be very interested in convincing my hubby to retro-act on this

(Sometimes I helm just to get away from the breather!)

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Old 23 November 2005, 16:33   #42
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Many thanks for pm and photo Stevetheboat! Will certainly invest

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Old 23 November 2005, 17:10   #43
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Sometimes I helm just to get away from the breather
I am curious of your comments of fuel odours when RIBing I now have my first boat with under deck tanks and have never smelt any petrol fumes from it - what is the setup that causes this as I'm curious if Ive just been lucky so far or if this is not a problem on my boat.
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Old 24 November 2005, 03:31   #44
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Hi Roy.

More of an idiosyncratic issue really which reveals I'm not a true gashead.

i.e. I have never liked petrol fumes. If in the Nav. seat I am quite near the breather and notice them that's all. Didn't forsee this when Pauly was putting in loads of work at the build/design stage. It's not a BIG prob! But I prefer fresh air and sea scents !

stevetheboat has sent details of a little gadget which may help.

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K, are you sure you've not got a wee leak somewhere. When you're moving, air should be entering the tank breather at the same rate as the fuel is leaving the tank. Which, in your case, is probably quite fast. Just a thought.
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Kathleen its on its way, hope it may help.




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K, are you sure you've not got a wee leak somewhere. When you're moving, air should be entering the tank breather at the same rate as the fuel is leaving the tank. Which, in your case, is probably quite fast. Just a thought.
Thanks for that thought JW.

I checked with Paul. He says there is no fuel leak as he checked.
It's more noticeable when the sea is rough (petrol sloshing I guess?).
Will pay more attention now though!

Steve, much appreciated,

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My breather is in the back of my passenger jockey seat, and I've never smelt any fumes.

However my breather outlet is located dead centre in the top surface of the under deck tank, if yours is at one end, or to one side, fuel may be splashing up it as the boat moves about, I think its less likely to find its way up a centre mounted outlet unless the tank is very full.

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A very good point (no fuel is coming out according to Paul) but it is set to the port side Nash.

We did in retrospect consider a re-fit out the back of the jockeys

Bit of a job tho' now

Thanks for suggestion !

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Arrived today!!!! Many thanks Steve!

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