Thinking about rerouting my fuel tank
vent as the num-nut who installed it made it twice as long as necessary, many bends, partial kinks, and possible low points.
Does anyone have any good reason why I shouldn't vent to the cockpit
well? It would provide a straighter shorter inclined run from the tank. The downside it that it would be about 1' lower than where it currently terminates off the cabin
side midships, and in theory could ingest water
if the cockpit
well was inundated with water
, but I think that likeliness is the the same or less than its current
location. And of course there would be a clamshell cover to keep most water out.
I believe many boats have a vent on the inbord side of the cockpit gunwale, this would be the same principle, just several inches lower in the well portion.
Please comment only on thoughts about this location. I know the ideal location, but it presents plumbing
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