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Sail Lifetime – New diesel tank structure and portray the motor compartment – Do it yourself boat maintenance





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Portray the motor compartment and figuring out the new diesel tank.

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32 comments

  1. Please consider the risk of accidental siphoning in case of a leak below the fuel level. Maybe add ball valves?

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  2. gold

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  3. Why not one fuel pick up feeding a manifold where each draw takes its fuel from? Fewer holes in the tank, and maybe reduced pipework.

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  4. Looking good! 👍😁 Remember why you are replacing the tanks. Stainless steel is NOT 100% rustproof it is rust resistant. A PE tank is 100% rustproof and cheaper. I havs all my tanks in PE and the work perfect.

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  5. What about connections for a site glass to check the fuel level in case of electrical or sensor failure.

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  6. You do not want a 90° bend in the deck fill, it will irritate you every time with restricted free flow while filling.

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  7. Another thought. The engine pickup tube will be a bit off the bottom. But you might consider putting the filter only pickup a couple mm off the bottom. That way it will suck out any water too.

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  8. Fuel tank: Stainless Steel, Plastic? Monel would be best.

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  9. Mads … thanks for sharing, these 76 Your Tube episodes, of your DIY rebuild of your Warrior 38. Not only is it a delight to watch you at work, problem solving and rising up to the challenge but it is also a wonderful moment to witness you in the throes of love, so much so that you race across the ocean to connect up with your great love … thanks … it just brought a smile to my face … congratulations to you and your new love and the best of times to you both as you journey together in each other and on Athena.
    I seem to recall that you called for some suggestions as to some podcasts, here is one I enjoyed:

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  10. i am concerned. all those lines in and out of the tank. are you going to put pumps on all of them? i like the manifold idea better. supply and return to a pump. manifold to distribute. also of concern, creating an airlock/siphon at the top of the pickup tubes. maybe some experimentation with containers and hoses to see how the fluids move between tanks, and to stove etc….i can't wait to see it all work.

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  11. Like!

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  12. Yammer on my friend, yammer on.

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  13. You’re so funny Mads. 🤣

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  14. The one water bottle didn't freeze because it was under more pressure than the other. Once you opened it the pressure relieved and the water was below freezing temp

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  15. Water physics…..ice needs a disturbance or a particle to form ice, so it is possible to take pure water well below 0 degrees C. without ice forming. Water is pretty cool stuff when you really start to analyze it.

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  17. Enjoying your videos, thumbs up!
    Wouldn't it be better to place the ultrasonic level sensor on the centre line to compensate for heel?

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  18. I think you will want all of the return lines as far from the pickups so the fuel will circulate through the baffles. Otherwise you will be polishing the same fuel over and over again.

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  19. Mads clearly already made up his mind on tank material. He wouldn’t be so excited about running cool stainless lines if he was using plastic. That wouldn’t be half as cool as all stainless. Just look at that work he did on electric system wiring. He wants it to be cool. And stainless off plastic wouldn’t be so cool.

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  20. Mads, don't forget to think about a fuel gauge sender. Make sure you can have access to it in case you ever need to replace it. I would vote for a stainless tank with an inspection port large enough for you to be able to inspect and clean your tank. You may also want to check this fuel management system made right here on the island. I just purchased 2 of them and will install shortly. http://www.interactio.co/

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  21. Mads
    Make sure your pick tubes will clear the tank before they hit the ceiling above the tank or else you'll have to pull the tank to service a pick tube problem. Thanks for the extra work you do to share your fun with us!

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  22. On the low end of your tank install a remote valve to drain once or so a year. You can gravity drain or suck out with a pump. sS Flex fuel line and a 1/4 valve will do.

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  23. "Pretty frickin spiffy.!" That has to be the best line yet. I nearly wet myself laughing. 😂

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  24. Looking good! I vote for stainless definitely, we have had some diesel problems and our stainless has a cleaner "feeling" to it for me at least

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  25. I would putan aluminum tank in lot lighter than stainless

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  26. Is the I (heart) Ava message dated wrong? Is that 2017?

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  27. How about putting clips on diesel tank. The clips are used to route flexible from the fitting, over a side surface of a tank down, and then right and then to wherever it goes just as a stainless steel pipe would go. The adavntage is you have a single length of hose to run and no intermedate connection. Diesel has a habit of leaking and smelling.
    And, if there is room i wold add a low spot on the tank, with a drain. Something the size of a small cooking pot. Even better if it could be screwed on. Reason, you could use all od the fuel, you could vaccuum the gunk from this can when it collects. And in case it is removable, you coul really clean it. Until you do not see it you won't believe in what kind og black jelly goo diesel can turn.

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  28. I've watched all your vid's over the last few weeks and now I'm up to date. It's been a very interesting time and continues to be so. I've been building and renovating boats since the 1950's and I'm still doing it to this day albeit on boats not quite as big as Athena. I thought I was fussy with my work but after watching you and your perfectionist ways I no longer think that way. I love what you do and look forward to the launch.

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  29. I know nothing about fuel tank configurations, so no comment there from me; but I do wonder if you've ever allowed your peas to roll anywhere near your mashed potatoes….?

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  30. stainless steel braided hose. that is all

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  31. Perhaps you could consider using stainless tubing instead of piping and avoid the potential for leaks. Each threaded connection could be a future leak whereas tubing could be bent into the radius where a 90 degree elbow Would Have Been. And I believe compression fittings are cheaper than pipe fittings too. They tend to to be better at handing vibration as well.

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  32. Considered installing a drain in the sump of the tank?

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