Category: Fuel System

Fuel System Leak Test

This last weekend I installed the filter assembly in the engine room and started the leak tests. This involved… bolting the filter assembly to the bulkhead and attaching the supply/return hoses dumping about 50 gallons of diesel in the main…

Fuel System, Part II…

…is in and more or less buttoned up. During the re-check of fittings (in last post), I took the opportunity to tidy the hoses a bit more. Part III will be the fitting of filters, circulation pump and a wet…

Fuel System Update

So we last left the fuel system when I was just starting to install the hoses. I was using standard automotive fuel hose. Then my wife and I had a conversation that went something like “No, I want marine grade…

Fuel System: Day Tank Plumbing

Lots of progress being made, few projects actually “done”, as seems to be the case with lots of sub-projects progressing in parallel. This one is waiting on parts. Day Tanks: The two port side fuel “day” tanks are more or…

Fuel Vent Lines

Despite being knocked on my back with illness late last week, I managed to get some stuff done toward the end of the weekend. The logical follower to fuel fill lines is, fuel vent lines! All tank vent lines lead…

Fuel Fill Plumbing is IN!

The fuel fill plumbing is in. Well dry-fitted at least. This is the plumbing that leads from the deck fill to the main fuel tanks As there are three tanks, a manifold is required to distribute the main input to…