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Old 12 October 2011, 13:26   #1
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Fuel Tank question

Hi Guys,

I have got to use a portable outboard tank for a while. As I am not exactly sure what the insides of a plastic tank consist of and where the pick up pipe is situated.

Can you use a tank vertically or does it have to be used horizontally. Just trying to plan fixing straps and fittings to hold it in place when underway.

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Old 12 October 2011, 13:56   #2
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Safe way to use the tank is horizontally , as if u use it vertically , d air vent would start leaking petrol out and also u would not b able to use all petrol in tank , as d suction pipe won't empty tank completely as it is designed to work horizontally Hope this helps
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Like a 25L plastic tank? It has to be used horizontally, the pickups are a solid tube.
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Mine all horizontal , make sure the air VENT is positioned towards the FRONT of the boat.

This is because the Bow rises before it goes on the plane etc.

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Thanks Guys,

I realise it is a pretty basic question. Just wasn't sure of internal workings of a portable fuel tank.

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You can quite easily replace the internal petrol pickup tube with a longer length of fuel hose (attach with a stainless steel jubilee clip to ensure no air leaks) to suit your preferred position of tank however.

As previously mentioned, just make sure that you put the lower end of the pickup towards the rear of the boat (so that it doesn't find air when the bow rises with a half empty tank) !
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