Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 30-09-2010, 11:29   #1
Registered User
brayeo's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2010
Boat: Gulfstar 44 MC - Letitia
Posts: 1
Small Capactity Fuel Tanks

When I had my sailboat I only ran the engine leaving and
returning to the harbor. As a consequence, the fuel tank
never got close to empty.
I envisioned a solution but didn't develop the idea
until we started working over the engine and mounts on
my Albin 27FC, Polaris.

I wanted to be able to get diesel at the roadside
service station and only wanted a realitively small
amount at a time. (Polaris would sit for almost a
year before very much activity).

Take a look at the Moeller portable fuel tanks

The fuel pickup connection and the fuel gage display screw
into the tank body interchangablely . Swap the fuel pickup
from one tank with the fuel gauge from another and you have
a portable fuel tank equiped with connectors for
pickup and return lines.

We have plumbed the engine feed and return lines
(as well as the original tank) with quick disconnect
fuel fittings so I can run from the portable tank
when I want to.

I'll probably continue to use it till I do more than day-trips.


e bray

brayeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2010, 13:04   #2
Moderator Emeritus
GordMay's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 29,389
Images: 240
Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, brayeo.

Thanks for sharing.

Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"

GordMay is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 30-09-2010, 13:11   #3
capngeo's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Key West & Sarasota
Boat: Cal 28 "Happy Days"
Posts: 4,035
Images: 12
Send a message via Yahoo to capngeo Send a message via Skype™ to capngeo
I use an "outboard" fuel tank for Diesel on my boat. I just deck load additional fuel when I need it. Works for me
Any fool with a big enough checkbook can BUY a boat; it takes a SPECIAL type of fool to build his own! -Capngeo
capngeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2010, 04:12   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 679
Originally Posted by capngeo View Post
I use an "outboard" fuel tank for Diesel on my boat. I just deck load additional fuel when I need it. Works for me
Works for me too. Fuel is fresher and the tank is less likely to gunk up (and easier to clean anyway). Principle also applies to water tanks; multiple small containers rather than one big one mean fresher water and cleaner containers. Recommended.
Wand is offline   Reply With Quote

fuel, fuel tank

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sundancer Fuel Tanks Peiby Powered Boats 3 09-05-2010 09:16
Fuel Tanks - Draw from Bottom? mike_hancock Engines and Propulsion Systems 7 04-06-2009 06:46
Dual fuel tanks knottybuoyz Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 33 29-12-2008 08:01
How do you transfer fuel between tanks? Michael Jones Engines and Propulsion Systems 6 30-03-2008 11:08
Fuel Tanks 1sailaway General Sailing Forum 7 03-11-2004 02:53

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:19.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.