Fuel tanks, vapours and explosions.

Postby guilty338 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:33 am

Hey guys,
Im at the point of installing a fuel tank in my old clinker rebuild 'The Anyhow' and have a few issues.

The tank was previously in the nose of the boat, however the nose had several vents- i presume to flush out any petrol vapours. I have filled all the holes on the nose however i want to put a fuel cell back under the nose with a filler tube and cap on the front of the nose (along with a vent from the tank).

The fuel line would then run from the bottom of the tank under the floor to the engine compartment, through a filter/water seperator and into the mechanical fuel pump/carb.

Considering i will use a bilge blower in the engine compartment - am i still in danger of blowing myself up??

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Re: Fuel tanks, vapours and explosions.

Postby mof » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:15 pm

If the filler is in the deck, the fuel tank vent outside the hull, and your fuel system as good as the rest of your work, you won't blow yourself up with a bow tank. Bilge blower is a worthy back-up.
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Re: Fuel tanks, vapours and explosions.

Postby 82Juddcraft » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:46 pm

And u run proper marine grade alternator and starter motor.
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