I really donít think this is a great idea. I grew up with small gas engines in wood
boats so Iíve seen it work
out well and Iíve seen failures. Letís say...dramatic failures. Filters are nice but you might have a screen
in the pickup tube. Get out when itís rough and it can get plugged. The tank might be fine but where fittings are attached, Iíve seen them fail. Seams fail from the inside. Iím old and I can tell you...old means you start springing leaks
no matter how great you look on the outside. Same with tanks
. Iíve seen some monel tanks last a very long time.
You have a classic
risk reward decision. The downside with gasoline is bad.
Even if you change the delivery
line, the fill and the vent and you get it pressure tested (which they do to all new tanks) and you put in a blower and a sniffer...you still have two problems. Condensation
and fuel quality.
It would be OK if it was rum
. I have a fuel injected 25 hp Yamaha on my dinghy
and I can tell if the marine
gas is two weeks old even stored in a 2&1/2 gal jug.
Filtering is not a magic solution. Neither are additives nor stabilizers. I just hope you donít do a lot of work
for what might be an unsatisfactory result.
Happy trails to you.
Mark and the ďno more leftovers ď protesting manatees