Originally Posted by OrangeCrush
I don't think I have any room for teak
boxes on my foredeck, and since I won't always need the extra cans I am hesitant to install those 'pin rails' as you described. Seems like a lot of trouble for something that is only slightly more convenient than just lashing them down, unless I am not picturing them right.
I am imagining that a fuel
hose would be too long if I ran it all the way to the bottom of the cockpit
locker, but transferring fuel
to the smaller, closer tank could get messy. Maybe some sort of foot-pump and hose that I could use to fill either the working (6-gal) tank or the dinghy motor
tank as necessary? Is that realistic?
Your advice is greatly appreciated!
You are making it too complicated!
Here is what you need and this will work perfectly!
I do a ton of work on powerboats and am a big powerboater myself.
1-Tank to fit space (in locker, below deck, etc.)
That will be your only and primary tank.
2-access to the transom from the tank. (may limit locations)
3-Vent line with thru hull
fitting with Line to tank
5-Line out transom to Outboard
3 things you need. Filler line, vent line, fuel line.
Put your tank in the location, above water
line, below doesn't matter.
check spot for your fill line as this hose is large diameter and will not "bend" easily.
Cut filler Thru hull
hole, install, connect hose from filler to tank.
Next, check a spot on the outside of the hull
for your vent.
Drill hole, install thru hull, install vent line.
****you can Now Fill your tank and vent the fumes. Just like a power boat
Next we have to supply the fuel.
This you can do a few ways;
1-run line thru a thru hull Clam cover with the ball on the outside to prime. NOT me
I would put a line from the tank to the rear transom and install a quick connect right in the transom.
SO, just a line from the tank to the transom with quick connect.
Then all you have to do is Connect your current
fuel line with primer ball to the transom quick connect and to the engine
, prime, start!
or PM if you have questions or concerns.