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Old 23 March 2010, 06:36   #1
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Humber Console - 2 x 25ltr tanks

Hi All,

I picked up our new (to us) Humber Destroyer 5.5 last week and am now spending some time tidying her up and adding some toys.

One issue I have found is that it is very fiddly to get the 2 x 25 ltr tanks into the main console so filling them both is a bit of a chore, as I can't get them to a position where I can get access to both filler caps without taking them out of the console.

I have a couple of options to consider:

1) fitting a flush filler cap into the side of the console and running a pipe from this that can be moved from one tank to the other just to fill the tanks inside the console (neater solution but still pretty fiddly)

2) cut an additional "access port" into the console to get to the second filler cap. (Easy, Cheap solution, will weaken console)

3) Replace both tanks with a suitable single tank and filler arrangement.
(Neat and ideal solution, but also involves most cost.

Anyone got any thoughts on this?

Thanks

Mike.
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Old 23 March 2010, 10:52   #2
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Got a pic of your console? Mine (granted built about 25 years ago) has a nice tank shaped hole in the front under the steering column, one tank slides in there nicely, and the other (if I had another 25L and didn't use 30L hulks at the stern as they don't quite fit underneath.....) would slide in nicely underneath.

Granted the design may have evolved since mine was built, but I essentially have a tank shaped hole forward and side of mine.
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Old 23 March 2010, 11:30   #3
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Thanks, I don't have a picture with me, but quick diagram attached.

Mine just has a single hole on the port side of the console, just larger than a single tank
I have to:
put the first tank in and slide it forward
lift the the back end of the first tank
slide the second tank in and backwards
first tank then drops down in place.

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Got a pic of your console? Mine (granted built about 25 years ago) has a nice tank shaped hole in the front under the steering column, one tank slides in there nicely, and the other (if I had another 25L and didn't use 30L hulks at the stern as they don't quite fit underneath.....) would slide in nicely underneath.

Granted the design may have evolved since mine was built, but I essentially have a tank shaped hole forward and side of mine.
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Old 23 March 2010, 16:18   #4
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put one tank in front of the consol- the boat will ride better esp into a head sea
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Old 23 March 2010, 16:20   #5
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If you're always taking the entire outfit to the petrol station to fill up, then I'd suggest you permanently install a single, larger tank. If you like to remove the fuel cans, eg when the boat is left on a mooring, then this option may not suit you. With a single tank, you could fit a sender unit and gauge and also, you wouldn't have the fuss of changing the fuel line over when one tank runs dry (normally happens when a skier is half way through his best run of the day )
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