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Old 19 October 2004, 12:54   #1
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P22 Fuel Tank Capacity

Hi all
I was under the impression that the standard P22 tank capacity was about 90 litres, but I've recently re fuelled and in went 100 litres with about 7 - 8 inches of fuel showing on the dipstick before hand. I appreciate that 7 - 8 inches of fuel probably does'nt amount to much, perhaps 15 - 20 litres, but this is definately considerably more than the 90 litres I thought it would be.
Did they produce any boats for "special applications" with a higher capacity tank. I'm sure the tank has'nt been retro fitted as everything is still very original. Any body got any ideas?

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Old 19 October 2004, 13:20   #2
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The standard tank was 90.9 litres as you rightly say so assuming that alls well below deck i.e. the gasket on the inspection hatch isnt shot and the fuels simply leeking out, then the tank is obviously bigger than standard.

The filler pipe will hold a few litres but that wont account for the difference between 90 and approx 120.

However, i once worked my tank out to be 30 gallons using a fuel pump and dipstick but some how i got it wrong?? and it was indeed only 20g. Having a bad numbers day i think!

Not sure if any special builds are out there but so many were built, i guess anythings possible. I have heard that for long distance work, the MoD used saddle bags which hung over the tubes.

Also, it may well have been converted some time ago and been done professionally, thus looking similar to the original quality.

Just a few ideas..........
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Old 19 October 2004, 13:56   #3
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P22 Tank

Had mine extended by 12'' (the tank that is) but still not sure what
it holds.
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Old 19 October 2004, 16:37   #4
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Andy,

It's always good to know how much fuel you have on board

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Old 20 October 2004, 03:52   #5
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You're quite right Duncan, it's useful stuff really
Anyway glad you two got back safe and sound from Weymouth. Has t'other Duncan contacted you yet?

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