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Old 31-12-2012, 22:50   #1
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Fuel Tanks

My boat has a single aluminum fuel tank holding about 690 liters. I had never even seen it until recently - it lives between bulkheads and is buried under joinery - you have to either take apart a bookshelf or remove the built-in microwave to get to it.

I had the tank cleaned out when I bought the boat 3 1/2 years ago and will do that again this spring, but it bothers me that I can't check the tank for water and grunge. There is no sump or drain.

I suppose I could make up a long rigid plastic or copper pipe with a bulb on the end, and suck a bit of fuel from the bottom of the tank through the inspection hatch from time to time. What do you guys do?
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