Good morning Michael,
On Nikimat, I had 5 x 20 liter Jerry can full of diesel in the lazarette.
My refueling rules (probably over killed) was:
fill up jerry can, then transfer them to main thank through a Baja filter.
On Sat, 11/10/18, michael winand mfw642000@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] day fuel tank
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10:11 PM
am looking at this for a little extra fuel capacity say
100-120litres and to also be able to get the filtration
system sorted. A
pump system through a large filter to the day tank. Day
tank over flow back to the main. In
a large seaway I will be more comfortable with knowing that
when the main tank is down to the last 100 liters I have a
good supply at the day tank. Current
setup has the engine having to suck fuel as the main
tank gets down to 1/3 . I
am thinking that gravity feed from above wouldn't
would still have a second set of filters on the day
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On Sun, 11 Nov 2018 at
This is really a matter of cruising style and
preference. Some people feel that a Super Maramu's
installed fuel capacity is not adequate for a world cruising
boat, and others worry about fuel going bad before they use
it. Neither approach is wrong, it really is a matter of
taste. Some people fire up the engine anytime boat speed
drops below 5 knots. Others are perfectly happy drifting
along at 2 knots.
know our boat has already been around the world--TWICE--with
only the factory installed fuel tank. I decided not to add
complexity--and weight--by changing an obviously successful
forget, by dropping your speed from 6 knots to 5 knots
you--almost--double your motoring range. Go to 4 knots and
you--almost--double it again.
I don't have a recommendation on
how to install a day tank, just an observation that it MIGHT
not be the way you want to go. If you do want to go that
way, I know several people on this forum have, and will have
good ideas on how to do it.