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Old 06 February 2005, 16:49   #11
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That's exactly the point I was making JW !!

This was a boat that we had chartered in about 10 years ago from the UK for an offshore project with my Army Team. We didn't go on to buy the boat ...But the Norwegian Marines did !!! I met one of the " Happy Owners" subsequently at an International military gathering a few years later!! And we compared "Notes" ! Small World !!

It was the only Summer I ever drank more Diesel than Carlsberg !! ( Sucking blocked diesel pipes 20 miles of shore !!!)

Hence the famous Irish Phrase " Now you're Sucking Diesel !" ( When things finally come good !!)


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Get them built right in the first pace, eh?

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Old 06 February 2005, 19:17   #12
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It was the only Summer I ever drank more Diesel than Carlsberg

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Hence the famous Irish Phrase " Now you're Sucking Diesel !"
I've not heard that one...cool.


Re baffles. These are commonly put in vertically but it's not the best way. Imagine a tank capable of holding 95 galls and with 2 vertical baffles (3 compartments). Once the fuel has dropped a short distance each compartment will have near 30gals of fuel sloshing about in it, so all 90gals is actually on the move, albeit limited movement. As the fuel level drops there is more and more space for the sloshing fuel. If a similar tank has 2 horizontal baffles, the fuel below the top baffle (60gals) is trapped and does not move. When the fuel is below the top baffle the lower 30gals is still restrained. The holes through the baffles need to be few and small. I nick off the corners of each baffle before they are attached. Obviously, the more baffles the less fuel movement but the more complex the tank will be to build.
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Old 07 February 2005, 04:13   #13
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.......Obviously, the more baffles the less fuel movement but the more complex the tank will be to build.
ATL offer a block of foam as a baffle which appears to be a good idea and possibly less expensive than building in ridged ones
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Old 07 February 2005, 07:20   #14
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ATL offer a block of foam as a baffle which appears to be a good idea and possibly less expensive than building in ridged ones
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Yeh, could be. Provided it doesn't move about and fret.
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