....relocate my fuel-fill deck-plate from it's current
location at the deck
edge to my cockpit
I mean I understand it's much easier to spill fuel
in the water
at it's current
location and that if I did move it to the cockpit
sole I could more readily contain any spills, as well as be able to clean them up.
Mainly I am thinking it would be safer and easier when refueling with jerry cans at sea to do so in the middle of the cockpit rather than out at the rail.
I don't mind the dealing with the existing hole in the deck
, I have to replace the fuel
line anyway, and this change would make for a shorter and more direct run that sort of helps clean up the space below.
Am I missing something? Why are most fuel-fill deck plates located somewhere at the transom or on the deck edge? Is this so that if you don't pay attention and overfill your tank the waste fuel will go in the water
and not stay on the boat?