The sound of a diesel to a trawler or motor yacht owner is like music to our ears.
But problems can occur with diesel fuel stored in your trawler or motor yacht fuel tanks, affecting those diesels?
It is important to know what diesel fuel is to begin with. Diesel fuel is refined from crude oil. In oil refineries, crude oil is heated, and various hydrocarbon molecules are extracted to create the fuel. Diesel is much heavier than gasoline and evaporates much more slowly. It's often referred to as "fuel oil" because of its consistency. Often forgotten, diesel is an organic matter.
Today as part of our continuing Spring commissioning, I had our trawler, the Patricia Ann, fuel polished. And after 8 years of NO problems I was relieved to find out we were in good shape.
I've already posted about it but you can see photos and read details about it on our Blog