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Old 02 August 2008, 17:50   #11
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as stated before you should have an auxiliary tank as well.

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Old 02 August 2008, 18:01   #12
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Originally Posted by Tim M View Post
I'd have both. Set it up so you can use your main tank, then if your emergency tank runs out, you can use the main tank. Can't really loose if all else fails and your stuck in the middle of no-where.
Agreed and much with other posts too

My Aux has its own tank which gets stored and refreshed separately and annually

then I can also draw from the main if needs be using a pump

Plus .. I keep a bit of rowing practice

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Old 08 August 2008, 11:05   #13
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I've got a seperate aux tank and a spare adapter for the aux so I can connect the main fuel line to the aux if I really needed to. 10L Aux tank is a lot of miles tho! I reccon 3-4 hours per gallon at 5 knts.

Good advice re emptying Aux tank into main. I also have a complete pipe (ie with primer bulb) to go from aux tank to main engine so I empty this every 4 weeks or so just by running the main engine from it. Haven't really seen any issues with water in the fuel yet on Aux tank (got one of those "MR Funnel" water seperating fuel filters).

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