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Old 12 October 2015, 16:34   #1
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Fuel tanks 2 23L or 1 44L ?

I have two 23 L tanks under the seat and a valve to switch between tanks. I was thinking of swapping to one 44l tank flat rectangle shape to save me switching between tanks.

Is there any downside to this ?

Any guidance would be appreciated from a newbie
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Old 12 October 2015, 16:37   #2
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do you ever remove the tanks to refuel... ? 44 litres of fuel is quite a lot to lug around.
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Old 12 October 2015, 16:47   #3
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No tank will be permantely stored on the rib under the seat
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What Chris says. I have two 25 litre and they are cumbersome to say the least when full.
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Old 12 October 2015, 16:48   #5
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sorry pressed button too early and I can refill at Petrol station or top up via gerry cans
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Old 12 October 2015, 16:54   #6
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Can I ask a related question how do you switch between tanks do you have a switchover valve?
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Nothing so flash but I have a quick release valve fitted to both tanks so just unclip the fuel line from one and connect to the other while the engine is running.
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Old 13 October 2015, 02:36   #8
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thanyk you
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Old 13 October 2015, 03:01   #9
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Even though I have a 100 lt tank which gives me a 300k + range I still like the 25 lt tanks as they are so easy to fill and move about (as a spare).

Using jerry cans or filling at petrol stations always seems to end with a little spillage.

I know quite a few boat owners who opt for the smaller cans over the big ones.

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Old 13 October 2015, 03:59   #10
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I have 3 of the Quicksilver 25 litre ones. Space in the boat for 2.
The third is used as a jerry can & I just remove the empty one from the boat at the end of the day & replace it with the jerry can one without having to faff around filling one from another with the risk of spillage.
Empty one then goes in the car awaiting refilling.
I use the same changeover system as Andrew, just swapping the connector from tank to tank. The boat does have two complete fuel lines but I found it simpler just to use one of them.
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