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Old 15 December 2012, 04:31   #1
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Hi all.

I am about to start fitting the engines to our Arctic 22 RIB. I am planning to install two new 100 ltr aluminium tanks above deck level, one for each engine. One will be fitted in the new main console and the second in the passenger jockey seat. The new tanks are both CE marked and pressure tested.

In the future the boat may need to be Cat 4 coded so I need to make sure that this fuel arrangement will satisfy the surveyor.

Are there any surveyors or coding experts that can comment on this please.

Thanks in advance.

Will
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Hi all.

I am about to start fitting the engines to our Arctic 22 RIB. I am planning to install two new 100 ltr aluminium tanks above deck level, one for each engine. One will be fitted in the new main console and the second in the passenger jockey seat. The new tanks are both CE marked and pressure tested.

In the future the boat may need to be Cat 4 coded so I need to make sure that this fuel arrangement will satisfy the surveyor.

Are there any surveyors or coding experts that can comment on this please.

Thanks in advance.

Will
Will, we use Duncan Saunders based at Hamble and he is on forum as Searider (I think). He is very knowledgeable on these areas so would give him a call or pm him Hamble Yacht Surveyors Hamble Southampton Port Solent Lymington Poole Gosport Chichester: Saunders Morgan Harris Yacht Surveyors
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Old 15 December 2012, 07:31   #3
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Cheers for that. I will give him a call.

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Old 15 December 2012, 10:12   #4
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Hmmm

Keeping fuel and electrical systems separated might need some thought.

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Hmmm

Keeping fuel and electrical systems separated might need some thought.

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Hi Duncan

Thanks for that. The console is as yet not made so will probably have a shelf built above the tank which completely separates the vented tank section from the upper waterproof electrical section. Any more thoughts gratefully received.

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Our cat 4 coded Humber has a similar arranegment, the main tank is in the console under the jockey seat, the electrics are all contained above in a locker accessed from the front of the console.
One thing to consider is that you will need a gas alarm if the space the tank is in is sealed. Alternatively, you can add sufficient ventilation close to the deck (to 'drain' the fuel vapour) but you will then need some way of sealing the vents for wet/rough conditions to stop it filling with water. Our surveyor suggested a 40mm hole at the lowest point and carry a rubber bung!
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Thanks for that. Very useful info - I'll bear that useful info in mind.
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