After a year of ownership
, my boat is finally in the water
. While getting things ready, I motored around the marina from the boat yard dock
to the fuel dock
to the slip. While in the slip, I discovered a slow leak from around the sides of the fuel tank
I told the yard and they drained the fuel tank
. So to keep from hauling the boat and going through the trouble of replacing the tank, I'm looking at putting together a day tank that will work with the diesel
inboard (Yanmar 2GM).
I want to know if something like this would work:
3 Gallon Fuel Tank w/Gauge : Attwood Marine
I believe because I have a diesel
that I would need to add a fitting to the tank for fuel
return and another one for venting, although venting is possible from the cap.
I do have a 5gal can, but I'm thinking that I would still need to add fittings for fuel return and venting, in addition to a feed line to the engine
I'm trying to keep it small so I can still use my boat for this year and next year that will fit in the lazarette. I'm already planning to haul out
next fall for a work related move which I'll do a long list of refit
projects the following few years.
Am I right in how I'm thinking about this? Anyone know of other sources for small day tanks
, fittings? Other suggestions or am I missing something?