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Old 16 June 2007, 16:36   #21
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Old 16 June 2007, 17:51   #22
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Looking good Steve, must be itching to get on the water.

Can you tell me something please. Where is the fuel takeoff/fill in relation to the inside of the console? Any pictures?
Hi Andy, The fuel filler is located on the port side, same as my car, to aid filling up. the take of inside the console is virtually in the centre, andthe fill,
breather, fuel take off and sender unit are raised off the deck by about 70mm
on a plinth, approx 450x300mm. this does make it quite a tight squeze but ive
managed to shoe horn 120 ah battery and 10 ltr oil tank inside, by cutting
the port side ducting level with the deck, as these are raised approx 120mm
off the deck, will try and post pics tomorrow. allso with having the front seat
the water seperating filter is inside the console and bolted through the seat.
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That's fantastic Steve, I would like to see the layout and look forward to seeing the pics.

I'm just trying to get a feel and an Idea of the tank position for my application and wondered if I could move My console further back on the deck than yours as the console I'm supplying has a slightly longer footprint at 800mm.
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Old 17 June 2007, 06:32   #24
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On mine, the tank fittings are flush with the deck and located in the centre of the console, which is a PITA, as it's difficult to fit 2 batteries and a large oil tank around it all. I eventually decided on the Optima battery which packs a lot of power into a small box.
I specified longer below-deck ducting, to pass through a horizontal bulkhead with access hatch which I've fitted to isolate the batteries and oil tank. These ducts were originally glassed around at a 45 deg angle to the deck, which wouldn't work, so I had to cut off the GRP and re-fix them as shown. It all worked out ok in the end
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That Console from Osprey does look small inside, is the only access though that hatch in the front?

Luckily I'm blessed with the fact I have a much larger console than the one fitted by Osprey it's a 1100x800mm footprint, the Idea is to fit twin batteries and oil tank down one side with the center free to accomodate the fuel filter and tank fittings with the other side free to place toolkit and various other bits and bobs including a litre or two of emergancy dfi oil.

These will be fitted under a false floor and bulkhead walls that seperate the Batteries and fuel tank bits, kind of what you've done Brad.
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Pics of inside the console, note the raised tank feed area.
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What sized tanks have you got fitted Steve and Brad. As I understand it there are several sizes to choose from, 150l, 200l and 225l. Could this explain the raised area?
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mine is 150 ltr, i suppose one good thing about the raised area is that it gives
some protection to the through hull fittings, any body know the size of the
genuine optimax batteries, and ah, ive fitted a single 120ah battery which is
quite large. may be i could fit two smaller ones as long as they have the same
120 ah.
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mine is 150 ltr, i suppose one good thing about the raised area is that it gives
some protection to the through hull fittings, any body know the size of the
genuine optimax batteries, and ah, ive fitted a single 120ah battery which is
quite large. may be i could fit two smaller ones as long as they have the same
120 ah.
I,ve gone for a 200ah starter and a 180 ah house had the room so used it
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I,ve gone for a 200ah starter and a 180 ah house had the room so used it
Wow, that much more than I was thinking of.

I've already got a 120AH leisure battery and was going to compliment it with a smaller 85AH one.

Can anyone tell me if fibreglass is acid proof? Because I wasn't going for a battery box, was just going to contain them into a vented compartment.
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