since the bottom feed has definite advantages as in cleaning
the tank bottom, then why not have the pickup tube come in the top and go right next to the bottom?
Also, I dont like screens on pickup tubes, I think the filtering system should be designed to handle that and wonder if my monel Seafarer (Seafair, Seafare , not sure) tanks
have them. They are top feed.
I tried to remove the fitting, it looks robust and looks like brass or bronze but It did not want to move and I worried if I really tried it might shear off?
Has that ever happened to any of you?
I know If the tank was out of the boat, I would have no trouble working on it.
I know my tank pickup is off the bottom cause when I clean them using a vacuum jar with a pickup tube right on the bottom I get dirt which I dont get from the builtin pickup tube.
I was thinking of setting up a pump to pull off the bottom directly, run thru a filter and then have it go back into the tank to help clean it. Do people do that and how long would you run the pump? If you drop a copper tube down the fill fitting, where would you put the return fuel?
Right now I could pump from one tank to the other and not overflow, so I could just do that over and over. What do you think? These tanks have a fill fitting, a pickup and a vent and no return line.