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  • TH Marine Fuel Tank Hold Down Kit

    TH Marine Fuel Tank Hold Down Kit

    TH Marine Fuel Tank Hold Down Kit features two 62 inch durable poly straps equipped with quick...

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    Price: $18.49
  • Moeller Fuel Tank Installation Kit

    Moeller Fuel Tank Installation Kit

    Fuel tank installation kits make replacing your boat's old fuel tank with a new Moeller below-deck...

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    Price: $85.88
  • Teleflex Heavy Duty Series Gauges

    Teleflex Heavy Duty Series Gauges

    These Teleflex gauges feature classic white graphics laid over a black face. Low-profile polished...

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    Price: $34.66 to $95.14
  • Faria Speedometer Pitot Tubes

    Faria Speedometer Pitot Tubes

    Replacement Faria Pitot Tubes are the speed sensing instruments on Faria mechanical marine speedomet...

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    Price: $12.99 to $26.59
  • Moeller Low-Profile Manually Vented Fuel Cap

    Moeller Low-Profile Manually Vented Fuel Cap

    This fuel cap is a replacement part for the following Moeller topside and portable fuel tanks:...

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  • Moeller Reed Array Fuel Sender

    Moeller Reed Array Fuel Sender

    This Moeller Reed Array Fuel Sender can be used with gasoline, ehtanol, diesel, bio-diesel, or...

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    Price: $45.22
  • Seachoice Engine Hour Meters

    Seachoice Engine Hour Meters

    Seachoice Engine Hour Meters are encased in polycarbonate for increased durability and resistance....

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    Price: $53.22
  • Mercruiser Oil Pressure Sender/Sensor

    Mercruiser Oil Pressure Sender/Sensor

    Mercruiser marine engine oil pressure sender sensor. Sierra PN 5899 replaces Mercruiser PNs 90806...

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    Price: $35.10
  • Perko Chrome Plated Zinc Fuel Tank Vent

    Perko Chrome Plated Zinc Fuel Tank Vent

    Perko's chrome plated zinc fuel tank vent is suitable for use on boats with a maximum hull...

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    Price: $19.50 to $21.89
  • Moeller 22 Gallon Boston Whaler Topside Fuel Tank

    Moeller 22 Gallon Boston Whaler Topside Fuel Tank

    The Moeller 22-Gallon White Tank is specifically designed to replace OEM tanks on Boston Whaler...

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    Price: $347.74 to $475.55
  • Moeller 12 Gallon Topside Fuel Tanks

    Moeller 12 Gallon Topside Fuel Tanks

    Moeller 12 Gallon Topside Fuel Tanks are constructed from marine-grade polyethylene with...

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    Price: $109.43 to $117.97
  • Trident Marine Transparent Propane Cylinder

    Trident Marine Transparent Propane Cylinder

    Trident Marine Transparent Propane Cylinders are high strength, light weight and maintenance free...

    Price: $176.58 to $184.81
  • Moeller Hold Down Kit for Topside Fuel Tank & Battery Box

    Moeller Hold Down Kit for Topside Fuel Tank & Battery Box

    The Moeller Hold Down Kit includes everything needed to secure topside fuel tanks & battery boxe...

    Price: $53.56
  • Faria Chesapeake Series Stainless Steel Speedometer

    Faria Chesapeake Series Stainless Steel Speedometer

    Faria Chesapeake Series Stainless Steel Speedometer is american made and has a domed glass lens. It...

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    Price: $58.74
  • Faria Euro White Series Instruments

    Faria Euro White Series Instruments

    Faria Euro White series gauges all feature perimeter-lit white dials with bold black graphics,...

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    Price: $30.47 to $169.42
  • Faria Coral Series Gauges

    Faria Coral Series Gauges

    Coral series black gauges with blue and white graphics feature perimeter-lighting, making them easy...

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    Price: $30.63 to $87.78
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Fuel Tank Assembly Basics

Outdated fuel tanks can be a persistent source of fuel contamination. Whether it is a metal tank corroding at the welds, a UV deteriorated outboard tank with rotten gaskets or an old fiberglass tank leeching resin into the fuel, sometimes the most effective way to rid a boat of fuel contamination problems is to replace the entire system.

Choosing a tank does require some fundamental safety choices. ABYC standards (American Boat and Yacht Council) and Coast Guard regulations are the best resources for making these decisions. Poly fuel tanks are increasingly popular since they will not corrode or collect condensation like metal tanks. Marine fuel tanks are of two varieties, above deck and below deck. Inboard tanks, also referred to as below deck or permanent, need to pass permeability tests. This means explosive fuel vapors will not leech through tank walls. Polymers used must resist heat for fire safety and be compatible with the type of fuel used. On the opposite, outboard, or above deck tanks cannot be placed in enclosed compartments because they are permeable. Though they cost less, these topside fuel tanks pose a serious fire risk when stowed because vapors escape even when sealed tight, and therefore above deck tanks must be kept on deck. Moeller and Tempo offer a full line of ABYC certified marine fuel tanks.

The best insurance protecting any engine, no matter its age, includes a seasonal inspection of the fuel system. Beyond simply following the fuel line route and inspecting for chafe and potential failure spots, track filter replacement frequency. A prudent practice is to date new filters with a permanent marker when installing, and examine the old filters before tossing them away. If filters clog frequently, despite attempts with fuel additives and fuel polishing, it may be time to consider updating the fuel system as a winter project.

Fuel level monitoring can be made easier by integrating convenient dashboard display fuel gauges. Select from a full array of fuel gauges and sending units from Teleflex, Sierra and Tempo. Alternatively, mechanical direct sight gauges for portable and permanent tanks offer a failsafe choice. Unlike automotive tanks, marine fuel tanks are required to have vents. Jamestown carries fuel tank hardware for vent installation, including elbows, pipe thread to hose converters and the appropriate grade fuel line to achieve a professional installation. When selecting fuel fittings, be sure to maintain the ID (internal diameter) recommended for the engine throughout the delivery line.

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