I overfilled my boat's tank once when we ran it for the first time and the fuel gage was broken. It wasn't much but the rainbow was on the water before I could stop it. I since replaced the gage.
I never fill my boat's fuel tank unless I am taking a long trip. Don't want all that weight onboard or the fuel going stale. I've heard stories of racers calculating the commute to a race and measuring the fuel for a regatta. I bought my boat with an unknown amount of fuel and calculated the fuel to be over five years old. I ran the level down that season and then pumped the last 10 gallons into jerry cans I gave to a friend for his home furnace. I since buy diesel at a busy truckstop (fresh) and fill one or two jerry cans when I want to add fuel. I know this may incite the anger of condensation gurus but I check my water separator and do not find any issues with water. It seems more likely that water and sediment can be in fuel that comes from marina fuel tanks sitting for long periods of time and are located below the water table. BTW, my aluminum tank started leaking last year and I am replacing with a larger, plastic tank. I will probably need to keep more fuel in that, to keep the level up, but I don't intend to fill it unless we plan a long trip. After hearing that others can see the level in a plastic tank, I am encouraged to visually check the level when filling and never overfill. Thanks. Chuck Scheaffer, Resolute 1989 C&C 34R, Pasadena, Md > On March 25, 2020 at 12:03 PM Tom Buscaglia via CnC-List > <email@example.com> wrote: > > I stopped in a marine store On a cruise when we first got Alera and there > was one suctioned to the front window. I went in and asked if they had any > available and was told they were no longer available. The owner was nice > enough to sell me the one in the window. Lucky me! > > Tom Buscaglia > S/V Alera > 1990 C&C 37+/40 > Vashon WA > P 206.463.9200 > C 305.409.3660 > > > > > > On Mar 25, 2020, at 7:30 AM, cnc-list-requ...@cnc-list.com wrote: > > > > > > > > > > Message: 5 > > Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 13:52:15 +0000 > > From: Allen White <awh...@thegateguys.com> > > To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> > > Subject: Re: Stus-List CnC-List Now Fuel Spill > > Message-ID: > > > > <byapr18mb2966c161d4710be7ab7095dcc5...@byapr18mb2966.namprd18.prod.outlook.com> > > > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" > > > > Good News: It is called Davis No Spill > > Bad News: Web search shows it as discontinued on Amazon & Fisheries > > Supply > > If anyone finds it a link would probably be appreciated. > > > > Allen > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Thanks everyone for supporting this list with your contributions. Each > and every one is greatly appreciated. If you want to support the list - use > PayPal to send contribution -- https://www.paypal.me/stumurray > >
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