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Old 31-08-2005, 13:07   #1
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grounding fuel tank

when we surveyed our new boat, one of the things that showed up on the surveyor's "to do" list was ground the fuel tank. we have a universal diesel. why would we worry about grounding ? capt. lar

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Old 01-09-2005, 03:09   #2
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When adding fuel to a tank the flow actually causes a static charge.
With diesels there's little chance of a fire but it's just a customary safety measure. You never know what fowl thing might burp up out of the ole tank. Like contaminated fuel, for instance.
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