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Old 21 December 2013, 11:27   #31
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I came across this if you fancy a DIY project. Boat Fuel Polishing Systems. I also came across a post where some bloke used a pond pump and the filter from a swimming pool if you fancied a more 'McGiver' approach.
Thanks - something like that might be a cheap solution for maintenance of the tanks. I spotted a few of the "homers" too - I'd be wary of any of that stuff
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Old 21 December 2013, 11:28   #32
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Poly will you just STOP, you're at it again
I think he's going to have to start a "side thread" soon...


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Old 21 December 2013, 12:07   #33
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Nice to hear you admit to a lack of knowledge in something though...
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Old 21 December 2013, 13:01   #34
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I'd say you will be OK for the present on the "Industrial Action" side of things but the weather that we are experiencing at present is playing hell with supplies ..have the Genny on standby..
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OK - I've read everyone's contributions and PMs and it's given me a lot of ideas - thanks to all. I think I need to break the problem into two parts:

Part 1: Deal with the existing tanks, taking into account the possible crap in them. I sense that using decent filters for this is pointless. I could either pay someone to clean them once or do it myself. If I do it myself, I need to think of a simple system for rough filtering the fuel and a way of jetting the interiors.

Part 2: Install a decent filter system inline before the existing transfer pump. One this is done, all fuel entering the daytank is polished and if I want, I can transfer the daytank contents with a cheap transfer pump back up to the storage tank for refiltering.

From you guys I need two things:

Thing 1: A simple plan for a rough filter

Thing 2: Specs for an inline filter system that will run with my existing transfer pump, see attached pic.

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Old 21 December 2013, 13:04   #36
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I'd say you will be OK for the present on the "Industrial Action" side of things but the weather that we are experiencing at present is playing hell with supplies ..have the Genny on standby..
You lot - what are ye like? Grrrr!

The genny is 200kva auto switching, so she is always ready to go. She was running three times last night. Her longest ever non-stop running was over three days - Donegal, nice spot but you need to look after yourself in the winter.
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We have racor filters on the big raceboat, you can spec different filter microns for the same housing, once you have satisfied yourself with the tanks cleanliness a pair of these should be all you need to keep the genie running, we have the added agro of the boat moving so particles get moved about, a problem you won't have, we also use fuel set additive, one of our sponsors , but it is good stuff
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Thing 1: A simple plan for a rough filter
Are you looking for something like this that you'd need to stand and watch for a couple of hours?

DIESEL/PETROL FILTER FUNNEL LARGE 18.9LPM: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike
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Are you looking for something like this that you'd need to stand and watch for a couple of hours?

DIESEL/PETROL FILTER FUNNEL LARGE 18.9LPM: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike
Hmmm. I dunno - am I?

It certainly sounds like I might be - they do a bigger one too...
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