Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: RACOR or Vetus dual fuel filter

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl

We did the same on Island Pearl II and put in a dual RACOR filter setup in place of the std single Racor. Just a personal preference to have the best and a dual setup after some idiot put water in the fuel tanks of our nice new Catalina which I used to charter out many moons ago. Nothing worse than loosing power with a single clogged fuel filter in a busy narrow waterway with strong tide and a 60 boat strong yacht racing headed your way! We've had dual Racor's ever since, but fortunately have never again needed to switch over to the 2nd filter in a hurry.

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II, SM #332
Brisbane, Australia.

On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 7:44 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Agree with others, we have the dual RACOR filter setup, the RACOR filter elements are available just about everywhere...I carry about 8 on board just in case and replenish the stock as I change them.

The other things that are important regarding diesel fuel :

a Baja filter to filter suspect fuel BEFORE putting it into your tank - the West Marine (I don't like to promote them, but) filter came out best in comparison tests.

always put diesel bug inhibitor in the tank before you refill.

in tropical areas try to keep the tank as full as possible all the time, especially if you leave the boat sitting still for any length of time, o'wise condensation occurs on the walls of the tank and goes to the bottom of the tank, eventually it will end up in your filters

Good luck !

SV Elyse SM437

Colin Streeter
0411 016 445

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