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Old 08-09-2020, 11:24   #31
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Re: Vertical petrol fuel tank?

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I wish!

I canít change anything.

The tanks are low in the hull for weight distribution while the ďhazardous materials ď box is at bridge deck level for safety.

The fuel has to come up from catamaran bilge level, to bridge deck level, then pass through a Racor filter up there. Only then can it go back downhill to the outboards.

Itís unfortunate, but I donít see any other way to plumb this, keeping safety in mind.
"Hazardous materials box"?? Not sure what you've got. If you had a tank in each hull located within a few feet of each outboard, the internal pumps would probably work just fine... The KISS principle. But if you've got to have Racors, you'd probably need an external pump anyway.
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Old 08-09-2020, 11:29   #32
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Re: Vertical petrol fuel tank?

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"Hazardous materials box"?? Not sure what you've got. If you had a tank in each hull located within a few feet of each outboard, the internal pumps would probably work just fine... The KISS principle. But if you've got to have Racors, you'd probably need an external pump anyway.
Yes, youíve got to have Racors.

Kiss isnít so kiss when you send water and particulate matter to your engines. Then kiss turns to SOL. Ha ha


My hazardous materials box is a specially designed area, outdoors on the bridge deck, where all hazardous materials are located. Anything flammable. Itís completely open to the air/water below to keep all hazardous fumes out of the boat.

It houses several propane tanks, all junctions/fittings for the gasoline and propane systems (all gasoline and propane lines are run without interruption from the box to the terminus), the Racor filters, the ball valves to select which of the 3 inboard gasoline tanks you are drawing from. 150 gallons total capacity.
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