- [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Fuel Polishing system
Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Fuel Polishing system
Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
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Glad to hear it works so well and I will certainly follow your great idea about including a T piece for re-fuelling from jerry cans. What a brillinant idea as I am currently on the look out for a Baja Fuel filter too.
One question, did you simply plumb the return fuel flow into the normal engine return flow valve at the top and aft cabin end of the SM's fuel tank? Being an amateur at this I was worried that the speed of the pump may force too much fuel through that small inlet?
Island Pearl II, Amel 53 #332
On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 11:54 PM, Mark Pitt mark_pitt@...
I installed this Reverso fuel polisher on Sabbatical III ten years ago and it was one of the best additions that I could have made. I put a tee on the inlet hose to the Reverso and attached about 3 meters so fuel hose on the other side of the tee. When I have needed to jerry can fuel in the South Pacific or Indonesia,I just put the hose in the jerry cans lined up on the cockpit seat and had the Reverso suck the fuel through the large 10 micro Racor filter. When I used a fuel dock that was suspect, such as in Vanuatu, I put the fuel nozzle and my fuel hose for the fuel polisher in a single Jerry can and just kept fuel coming into the Jerry can at the same rate the Reverso polished pulled it out. It is rated at 550 liters for hours. Faster than a Baja filter.
I use the fuel polisher for a few hours every week and my tank is totally clean. I use 10 micron filters in the AMEL-installed dual Racor primary system since it would make sense to polish fuel at 10 micron and filter it at 30 microns just before it is burned.
Sabbatical III, ASM hull 419
Regarding the original question on installing a fuel polishing system we purchased a Reverso fuel polishing system in Fort Lauderdale and will be fitting it soon. We placed it on the rear engine wall behind the motor and above the dual Racor filters on the Super Maramu. Seems to fit well there although it is a large unit. Only modification required was to replace a section of the Onan's exhaust pipe with a slightly longer piece.
Cannot comment on how good it is as we have yet to plumb it into the fuel system however it was rated well on Active Captain and it comes with a timer, vaccuum guage etc as a complete easy to install kit. This was possibly an unnecessary extra item as we already have the dual Racor filters with quick change over switch but got this for extra peace of mind given our intended cruise through Indonesia and Indian ocean islands next year.
Colin & Lauren Streeter
Island Pearl II, Amel 53 # 332
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