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Old 01-22-2014, 01:45 PM   #21
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It's is a mishap (or maybe a hose failure/mechanical/design) that could happen to anyone.
Maybe not if you have fuel draws from the top of the tank. But, in my case it would be far worse with all the fuel being pumped overboard since I have serviceable bilge pumps on a float switch.

I wonder if Mr Stanko had bottom feed fuel lines or a tank failure?
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:54 PM   #22
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I think that is the first and last time we will hear anything from Mr Stanko.
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:30 PM   #23
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I'm surprised nobody suggested sucking the fuel out with a shop vac!

300 gallons of diesel fuel weighs over two thousand pounds and would fill six 55 gallon drums. A pump and filter setup would be needed as well. Most of us would have a very hard time dealing with this mess by ourselves.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:03 PM   #24
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I'm surprised nobody suggested sucking the fuel out with a shop vac!

300 gallons of diesel fuel weighs over two thousand pounds and would fill six 55 gallon drums. A pump and filter setup would be needed as well. Most of us would have a very hard time dealing with this mess by ourselves.
Actually as many have stated...no we wouldn't have that big of an issue as we are more creative than what you think.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:35 PM   #25
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exactly. And I aint losing 300 gallons of fuel.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:30 PM   #26
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300 gallon diesel spill

Wow I thought the spill was my problem.I have fixed the problem and did get it all back in my tanks.I called a polishing company.They said get a pump and filter then suck it up Into my tanks and use the diesel treatment afterwards. I also had 2 inches of water at the bottom.so the way I fixed I t was...I got a small see threw hose wet to the bottom of my hull and plugged the hose with my thumb.pulled it out and two inches of water was at the bottom and the rest diesel. So I got a stick and went 3inches up the stick and taped the hose and pump to It.that way I had 1inch of safety between the water and diesel. Once that was done I pumped the rest into a drum and then dumped it at the local city free hazardous clean up site.

I really like this site and find it helpful and know it can save me alot of cash and save me from costly mistakes.so I will learn it all later.

The reason I didnt respond for so long. I was hit by a speeding car and was sandwiched between two cars.both legs are and are trying to save the other one from the docs cutting it off.the day I was loading my trailer to move to my boat full time was the day I got hit.so thats whats going on.a patch.a parrot and one leg.I was cut out for the sea.Rrrr.lol

a toast to the coast.heres an awsome band from my hood.the mighty west side.YouTube.the Wheeland brothers.they are like the modern day beach boys.enjoy all.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:58 AM   #27
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Are you telling us that you just lost a leg?

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Wow I thought the spill was my problem.I have fixed the problem and did get it all back in my tanks.I called a polishing company.They said get a pump and filter then suck it up Into my tanks and use the diesel treatment afterwards. I also had 2 inches of water at the bottom.so the way I fixed I t was...I got a small see threw hose wet to the bottom of my hull and plugged the hose with my thumb.pulled it out and two inches of water was at the bottom and the rest diesel. So I got a stick and went 3inches up the stick and taped the hose and pump to It.that way I had 1inch of safety between the water and diesel. Once that was done I pumped the rest into a drum and then dumped it at the local city free hazardous clean up site.

I really like this site and find it helpful and know it can save me alot of cash and save me from costly mistakes.so I will learn it all later.

The reason I didnt respond for so long. I was hit by a speeding car and was sandwiched between two cars.both legs are and are trying to save the other one from the docs cutting it off.the day I was loading my trailer to move to my boat full time was the day I got hit.so thats whats going on.a patch.a parrot and one leg.I was cut out for the sea.Rrrr.lol

a toast to the coast.heres an awsome band from my hood.the mighty west side.YouTube.the Wheeland brothers.they are like the modern day beach boys.enjoy all.
Are you telling us you lost a leg and are in risk of losing the other? I hope that"s not the case. If it is good luck to you and I hope it works out for the best.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:49 AM   #28
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Greetings,
Mr. ronald stanko. Mend well the sea will still be there.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:58 PM   #29
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Thanks ya there is still hope to save the crushed one.the other is good enough to walk on.im believing all will work out.i checked on my boat to make sure it was still floating and the boat people in Newport Ca. Were awsome.They really humbled me with their help. I should be stuck in bed.But you all know how the beach calls you there when your away for too long.two guys sat my on my butt so a I could get in my dink and it was a little funny to be walking with my back side to get in.but they understood it.I took out some squid on a hook and got spoiled.that was great and worth it all.I have an offer on my house and if it sells we will be moving down there in a few months.I dig you boat people.My mooring neighbor is doing a world cruise for the 4th time and he go's for 10 years at a time.Gonna his Fiji. Australia and the Filapeans.Good luck brother Bob.come home safe.peace boat people.hopes to be joining Bob soon. My boat has over a 3thousand mile range and would dig on following someone like Bob.until the next time all be safe and dont let no one steal your dreams.capt.wrong way.
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:07 PM   #30
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Smile oh no im back! lol

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I think that is the first and last time we will hear anything from Mr Stanko.
Miss this site.once all is good in Ron Ron World I will be writing books on this thing. Until then, sail on bro.
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:18 PM   #31
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No.one is healed.Thank God and one still at risk.wish I knew how to post xrays pretty awsome.lol.im not the best texter.I go back and read my post.wow. lol
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Dude. Best of luck to you. A "little" diesel in the bilge sounds like NBD now.
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I think that is the first and last time we will hear anything from Mr Stanko.
Insert foot now.
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:14 PM   #34
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no one could have predicted that story!! Glad the thread was revived and we found out what happened!!!
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Ya what was scary yesterday is no big deal today.The locals make it all good Awsome the way they all pull together.cant heal fash enough. But all is good so no worries.just dreaming of the beach.
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My sympathies. Don't know what else to say except get well and hope your luck turns for the better.

And thanks for letting us know.
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:35 PM   #37
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Insert foot now.
No. Technically it's been 4 months since he asked for advice. But I'm glad he is back. Best of luck to you Mr stanko!
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No. Technically it's been 4 months since he asked for advice. But I'm glad he is back. Best of luck to you Mr stanko!
Good on you sir! No malice intended as I am constantly tasting shoe!
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You boat people make me smile and lift my spirits.I feel like im in the club.peace to you all.
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Wow man what a story . Your attitude is inspiring . The best to you and we hope you heal fast . Your right these guys here are some good medicine .
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