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Old 17 May 2007, 09:09   #1
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Fuel line

I have fitted the fuel line on my rib inside a large tube together with all the other cables. Is this advisable ? Any suggestions ?
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Old 17 May 2007, 18:29   #2
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On what boat, what length line and what else is in the tube?
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Old 18 May 2007, 06:31   #3
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Fuel line

Itīs a Humber Assault 4.5 m, the engine was fixed in the transom by Barnet marine and at the time they supplied a large hose where they fitted the steering cable. In that same hose I have fitted the other two cables from the outboard, the battery cables, the sounder transducer cable and bilge pump power supply cable. The total lenght of the fuel line is 4 metres. Everything works fine. Recently I have been told that although most people do this itīs not a good idea to have the fuel line tucked away with all the other cables.
Any thoughts, ideas or opinions ?? someone even told me that this is ilegal !!
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Old 18 May 2007, 09:20   #4
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it is best to run the fuel line by it's self, or isolated .
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All my cables run with the fuel line under the deck in trunking, I know its not ideal but it would mean an awful lot of work and cost to change it.

I think this is how most RIBS do it anyway.

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I put both my fuel line and main +ve battery cable inside (seperate) flexible conduit from screwfix before feeding it through the underfloor ducting. Just wanted a bit more abrasion resistance and also to stop the fuel line being squashed.


http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/...18248&id=30690

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Thank you all for your suggestions
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