MY-day fuel tank
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I had 2-35 Gallon aluminum tanks fitted into the port “liferaft “ locker.
They are each independent of the main fuel tank. Each one has a fuel fill, a vent, and a pickup tube connected to ball valves and hose barbs. I had them fitted with ¾ inch square rod on the bottom in case water gets into the locker, the tanks will not be sitting in water.
There is also a drain with a ball valve in the engine room to drain any water in the locker.
When it comes time to transfer the fuel into the tank, I attach a jabsco vane puppy transfer pump to the hose barb, and run the pumps output hose to the primary tank. I (Thanks to Ian Jenkins) had a very large fuel filter and pump attached via a “Y” valve to the primary tank. Thus the fuel is filtered before it goes into the tank.
I also use this extra fuel filter when taking on fuel. The filter is the same one you see on high capacity fuel pumps on gas docks- It is about 15 inches high and 6 inches in diameter.
I also had Amel fit a 24 volt outlet in the cockpit for this purpose.
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2018 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] day fuel tank
I am doing the same as you have recommended. Maybe overkill. But good to know that the fuel in the tank is clean.