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Old 10-18-2017, 07:36 PM   #1
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President 41' Fuel Tanks

Question for President 41' Owners! I recently purchased a 1984 president 41' with Volvo 165/hp's. During the delivery the port tank ran dry. I haven't been able to locate the fuel line/valves between the tanks. Does anyone know if the Presidents were built with independent tanks per motor or is there a crossover line?

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Old 10-18-2017, 08:46 PM   #2
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How it was built might not be relavent to how it is now. It wouldn’t be the first time I have seen a cross over removed.
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:29 PM   #3
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Mine does not have a crossover built in. It doesn't look like there ever was one. My stbd tank only feeds stbd engine and same with port except the port tank also serves genset.
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Thanks for confirming no crossover. No site tube either? The Fuel gauge stopped working during the delivery.
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No I don't have sight tubes. Can't even see the tanks since mine are enclosed with insulation. My fillers are pretty much a straight shot into the tanks so you might be able to dip the tank to check the fuel level, maybe.
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Mine DOES have a cross-over but very small diameter tubing (3/8" I think). The cross over valves are at the bottom aft corner of the tanks and then the tubing cross over on the aft engine room bulkhead. I do not have site tubes but I do have dip-sticks in each tank.

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^^^Same as above, but we do have a site tube on the starboard tank only.
I generally leave the cross-over valves open to keep the fuel level the same between both tanks.
We've only filled up to the top a couple times, but in both instances we were only 1/2 gallon difference between tanks for 100+ gallons each.
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I do not believe I have a cross over hose but I am sure going to check tonight. I also use a steel dipstick. Previous owner and surveyor (joke) never mentioned it to me and it is not in plain site. I could sure use one as my Diesel fireplace and genny draw from my port side tank.
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Was the steel dipstick homemade or did it come with the boat?
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The dipstick came with the boat, but it could have been homemade.
It was a male NPT threaded plug with a steel rod welded to the end. The plug had a large washer welded vertically to the top so you would not require a wrench to open and view the reading. Similar to a thumb screw
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The dipstick came with the boat, but it could have been homemade.

It was a male NPT threaded plug with a steel rod welded to the end. The plug had a large washer welded vertically to the top so you would not require a wrench to open and view the reading. Similar to a thumb screw


Thanks, great details. Iím going to make one.
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