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Old 08 March 2004, 17:36   #21
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Ian there is something wrong with your tank. 2 x jerry cans is 40L therfore you only managed 45 L in the main tank. Has the end of the fuel pic up come adrift ? so you are only getting to use the top half of the tank. Got a feeling its a rubber hose inside the tank rather than a steel tube.

Lift the round hatch behind the console to gain access to the top of the tank and put a dip stick in the filler when you next fill her up.

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Old 08 March 2004, 17:46   #22
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Thanks chaps
i will look into it, as i do not fancy to put fuel in from a can while bobbing around, i know where there is a 25 gallon stainless shaped tank, for not a lot of dosh, but the consul will have to be removed won't it, if i want to change it?????
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If you do then the 170L vetus tank fits like a glove and solves the problem in one go.

If you start now you should be finished just about in time for Ribex.

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finished just about in time for Ribex

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Old 08 March 2004, 18:14   #25
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if you have to refill at sea from a can,get yourself an outboard fuel line,take the end fittings off, acouple of pumps on the old primer and just let it run.it dont take long
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Or fuelly from Rogue Wave, 3/4" tube with a marble in it. Brilliant bit of kit, just wobble the tube a bit and it flows.

Ian glad you started this thread because I have a feeling its going to run on a bit and I have taken enough flak from Mrs Jackleen over the last Pacific thread.



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Fuelly? Tell us more.
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Marble in a 2" metal sleve acts as a one way valve to prime the hose so the fuel doesn't have to be siphoned. Jangling it up and down a bit normally does the trick. 3/4" is easier to prime although they are available in 1" sizes as well.

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I think it's actually called the Super pump and they really are superb. They cost about 12.50 and you can get em in chandlers nowadays or I can send you one.

As you are a bloke you will find the method of operation familiar!
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Tank capacity

Ian one of the local Sea Start people told me that the problem you get with the P22 fuel tank is that because every one dips them with a piece of wood to see what left you get lots of splinters floating around the tank. These bits, when the tank is low, temporarily block the outlet and everything stops. Fill the tank and of it goes until the next time. The reason he know so much was it happened to him.
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