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Old 24 February 2015, 03:07   #31
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Is the tank built into the boat, or is it a self contained removable one ?

If it's removable buy a second fuel tank and strap it down on the deck. When required just swap the the fuel line to the second tank on the deck (with an extension to the fuel line if needed). Fuel hose and connectors are readily available in chandlers.

I would guess you would be looking at roughly 0.75 litres per nautical mile with your boat and engine. It will be a bit more thirsty at WOT.
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Old 24 February 2015, 04:03   #32
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Are you sure it's a 23 li tank?

Are you sure it was empty, when. You put 23 li in; and are you sure it was full when you'd finished ?

Boat tanks are difacult to fill in my experience. Fuel pump often cuts out before it's full.

The only sure way to know its empty is to run out of fuel. Obviously not ideal.
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Old 24 February 2015, 14:25   #33
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Its a stainless steel tank under the seat , and when I get my boat back Im going to measure it to find out its volume.Click image for larger version

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Old 24 February 2015, 14:31   #34
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Seems unlikely (to me) that someone would go to the trouble and expense of fitting a stainless tank that was just the same size as an off-the-shelf, robust, low cost, plastic tank.
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Old 24 February 2015, 14:36   #35
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Try with the Garmin nuvi 500 or similar. It's a multi purpose gps with a support for the handlebar of your console.
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Old 24 February 2015, 15:05   #36
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I would askthe question now as the advert may have been for a slightly different spec

That said a one of these looks like it might fit under the seat, 23l is about half a tank are you sure it isnt a double tank? has a change over tap? and 2 filling ports? One on each side?

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I think ive made a mistake, my boat is having a VHF fited at he moment, when I get it back I will find out.
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I would askthe question now as the advert may have been for a slightly different spec

That said a one of these looks like it might fit under the seat, 23l is about half a tank are you sure it isnt a double tank? has a change over tap? and 2 filling ports? One on each side?

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I will find out soon, thanks
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Thanks for all of your help.
I've got my rib back now , measured the tank and it is 66 x 23 x 43 or 65274 cm3 which is 65l which I'm happy about.
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