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Old 29 January 2013, 16:35   #21
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What's that pipe attached to the transom in the middle
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Old 29 January 2013, 16:43   #22
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Just back up Chris we have a 160 L main tank
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Mick just one thing to remember if its the new mercury 150 four strokes, they must not have primer bulbs installed as it will invalidate the warranty because they have a complete fuel system unlike older engines.
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Mick just one thing to remember if its the new mercury 150 four strokes, they must not have primer bulbs installed as it will invalidate the warranty because they have a complete fuel system unlike older engines.
It's not me its redthunder that's got the new engines.
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Did you run your engines on 25 litre tanks then, no fitted tank?
No, they were switchable - main only or one or both deck tanks. It was a versatile setup and gave a visible 30Nm reserve. I used the tanks for refueling on cruises etc.
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What's that pipe attached to the transom in the middle
Bilge pump waste. It had an NRV on it - looked a bit odd.
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Old 30 January 2013, 03:09   #27
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It's not me its redthunder that's got the new engines.
Yup they are the new ones. I did read that they shouldn't have prim bulbs.
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Old 30 January 2013, 08:39   #29
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Would have to agree with the above. I would not under any circumstances run two engines from a single supply. Must be separate supplies to feed each engine.
If Redhunter has a big single tank under his deck he may not have much choice!

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It is also much safer in the respect that if you get any contamination in a tank then you always have a backup.
Absolutely agreee, I havwe separate fuel for my wee Aux - a twin setup is akin to having an Aux that will keep you on the plane (obviously might not work with a hu-u-u-u-uge rib).


Back to the general thread -

Another option instead of @rsing around with taps etc that wil linevitably corrode is to use inline OEM connectors for the "portable" setups. I standardised on the old Merc "twistlock" back when I had a Suz simply becase it was a connector I could change with cold hands an / or wearing gloves.

I'll second using a big bore hose having managed to replicate what you describe in miniature by stalling a Yam 55 a few years ago by feeding it through a 1/4" fuel line!
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If Redhunter has a big single tank under his deck he may not have much choice!
Yup can't change tank to twins as I'm converting a single engined boat to twins. The reason for twins engines is all my failures have been engines and gearboxes. So two was the way forward. I've never had a fuel problem as yet but will carry a small auxiliary tank in case.
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