Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] mounting of dual racor filters
Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
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I cannot answer your question, so wait for those who are more qualified to provide the answer. However, in the interim let me say that we also swapped out our old single fuel filter system for a dual one, with quick flick over switch change over, plus a substantial automatic fuel polishing system..... and mounted these to that rear engine room wall before sailing into Indonesia where fuel problems are an ongoing problem. I simply used good sized large threaded 316 stainless wood screws, and they easily hold these units without "bottoming out" into any fibre glass or wires/pipes on the rear wall behind the timber under the rubber sound proofing. I am currently land touring in Sth Africa, away from the boat, so cannot remember or measure the screw lengths for you unfortunately. Others here will be able to give dimensions.
Tip, do not try to raise the height of that dual filter much higher than the low position at which the original one sat, despite how tempting it may seem to have it at eye level on that nice huge rear wall! We raised ours about 200mm and have had no fuel flow issues at all.
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