Re: Fuel Polishing
Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
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Since we are now 50% through a circumnavigation we have been very happy to have a fuel polishing system on board when some other yachts travelling through Indonesia with us experienced fuel problems.
The fuel there was often very dirty with all sorts of muck in it including match sticks, bits of plastic etc.
Other than Indonesia we have rarely had bad fuel but in any event NEVER put fuel straight into our tanks without either going through the Baja or Fuel Polisher.
More important than pending a lot on a comprehensive fuel polishing unit is to have a good transportable fuel filter (e.g. Baja or West Marine type), as well as installing dual Racor fuel filters with quick change over valve.
Our polishing unit has a Y valve so we also use it to suck fuel out of jerry cans directly to the tank. In this way we can immediately reject fuel if supplied with water in it, but in particular, this provides a zero fuel spillage transfer system whilst at sea which we like.
Colin & Lauren Streeter
SV Island Pearl II, AM #332
Amel Rally, Martinique
On Tue, 9 Apr. 2019, 15:18 CW Bill Rouse, <brouse@...> wrote: