MY-day fuel tank

eric freedman


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.

Fair Winds


Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376




From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2018 4:41 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] day fuel tank



Thanks Alexandre

I am doing the same as you have recommended. Maybe overkill. But good to know that the fuel in the tank is clean.

Michael 251


On Mon, 12 Nov 2018 at 0:17, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]



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.

Sincerely, Alexandre

On Sat, 11/10/18, michael winand mfw642000@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] day fuel tank
To: "amelyachtowners@..."
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10:11 PM


Thanks Bill.I
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
hurt. I
would still have a second set of filters on the day
tank. Regards

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On Sun, 11 Nov 2018 at
14:26, greatketch@...

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.
Bill KinneySM160,
HarmonieHollywood Florida,


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