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Old 02-06-2019, 16:01   #16
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It won't stop anything, but a "Baja Filter" funnel will clean a lot of crap out of fuel before it gets in the tank.
We used one before we put it in the tank. Ah well, sometimes those are the breaks.
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We used one before we put it in the tank. Ah well, sometimes those are the breaks.


So what was wrong with the fuel?
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Old 02-06-2019, 16:30   #18
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So what was wrong with the fuel?
It was some sort of sediment that passed through that first Baja style filter.
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When fuel quality is in doubt I use cone shaped paper coffee filters inside the funnel.
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Thanks again for the info on your costs
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Thank you for your posts! Very informative.
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:12   #22
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I guess I have just been lucky, but never in my life have I ever gotten bad fuel, not bought anyway, I have of course found water in fuel in a can down at the barn etc., but I have never bought contaminated fuel.

Assuming itís filtered like itís supposed to, I donít even know how you could. Obviously I guess some remove or never install the filters?

I do though go out of my way to buy fuel from sellers that sell a lot of it, bu thatís to get ďfreshĒ fuel, but I guess that means clean fuel too?
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I guess I have just been lucky, but never in my life have I ever gotten bad fuel, not bought anyway, I have of course found water in fuel in a can down at the barn etc., but I have never bought contaminated fuel.

Assuming it’s filtered like it’s supposed to, I don’t even know how you could. Obviously I guess some remove or never install the filters?

I do though go out of my way to buy fuel from sellers that sell a lot of it, bu that’s to get “fresh” fuel, but I guess that means clean fuel too?

It was a first for us too, but that was definitely the problem.

Did you see the picture below on the Bahamas Cruising and Sailing Facebook page of the diesel from the Shell station in Georgetown? The bottom of our jerry jugs have a similar sediment now where they didn't before, but not as thick obviously.

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Many thanks for posting your expenses! I continue to follow you on your website as well. All this info gives us realistic expectations of what to expect when we get there. We just purchased our "THE" boat, a Pearson 34-2, so these reports just became much more relevant!
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Many thanks for posting your expenses! I continue to follow you on your website as well. All this info gives us realistic expectations of what to expect when we get there. We just purchased our "THE" boat, a Pearson 34-2, so these reports just became much more relevant!
Congratulations on your purchase of ďtheĒ boat! Thatís a big step forward!
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Thanks a bunch for the info. It sure isn't cheap, is it?

How are you able to have Prime for only $1.99/month?
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It was a first for us too, but that was definitely the problem.

Did you see the picture below on the Bahamas Cruising and Sailing Facebook page of the diesel from the Shell station in Georgetown? The bottom of our jerry jugs have a similar sediment now where they didn't before, but not as thick obviously.

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Iíve not, and I did buy fuel there and top off the boat. I guess I got lucky.
That looks like rust in water, itís not water?

My shaker fill hose is just clear vinyl, I believe I would have seen the color change, or hope so anyway.
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Thanks a bunch for the info. It sure isn't cheap, is it?

How are you able to have Prime for only $1.99/month?
Some months are cheaper than others.

That was the introductory Prime rate (we had cancelled it while we were in the Bahamas). Now itís the regular $12.99/month. Iím still undecided as to whether itís worth it.
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Did you mean " rhumb" line?
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[QUOTE=Cthoops;2901496 Iím still undecided as to whether itís worth it.[/QUOTE]

I get enough entertainment out of watching prime video that i would say its yes for me
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