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Old 23 December 2013, 11:49   #61
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I might say that if this had been a boat engine rather than a genny, I'd be sure to have the fuel pass through a water separator on its way to the engine filters and that might be a good idea for you too. For two reasons, firstly you can see the condition of the fuel and secondly the water/crud is easily emptied. The fuel filters would be canister type with a bottom drain cos I can tell you from experience, changing fuel cartridges while at sea is feckin awful if the boat is a rockin and rollin and you're on your knees with your head in the engine bay and you're stinking of the spilled diesel.

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Old 23 December 2013, 12:05   #62
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The tanks are inside, but yes, there is some crappy fuel about. Suppliers move fuel from tanks and mix it and cross supply each other so it does the rounds. Once you buy some, the crap sticks! Our humidity is often in the high 80s and summer temps are in the high teens. The day tank is generally full so no worries there, but the other storage is not kept full and is a worry as regards condensation.

As a side note, I've had some major fuel contamination issues over the years and HAVE moved suppliers. Not sure the fuel is any better. I've paid big bucks to have the 10,000L tank opened, pumped out, steamed and refilled. I'd prefer not to go there with the genny!

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Old 23 December 2013, 13:37   #63
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Or failing that just move Donegal to the South Coast of England
So much for that stupid idea be out of the frying pan and into the fire by the sounds of it

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Looks like heading for F10 soon,

Showing 53knts which is a 10 Eastern Solent with little IOW protection

Now gusting Force 11!!! 1440hrs

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