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Old 05-14-2017, 07:44 PM   #41
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cut them out and replace them (see my post from last year)....
Could you point me to the post from last year? I looked thru a few pages, too many posts....
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Old 05-14-2017, 07:50 PM   #42
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Look at the top of your tanks with a mirror. Rust from prolonged leaking deck fill? In other words, eliminate that as a source. Should you find the tops of the tanks rusted beyond hope, cut them out and replace them (see my post from last year). I'll second Flywright's suggestion of looking for a failed deck fill. He took on a significant amount of water quickly....at least three or four beers worth!
Bad timing on my part to have this failure upon arrival at Angel Island with 3 friends in their boats, a couple cases of IPAs on FlyWright and 3 days to drink it. On day 2, while I labored, I lost lots of IPA to my advisers and supervisors.

But it was worth it!

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Thanks, Craig! Kurt, there you go!
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:45 PM   #45
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" last addition: a centrifugal separator ( a small model built in France by France "Hélice, it polishes more or less 60 to 95 L per an hour , the machine is running 230 V, no filters or replacement part.""

This could be a great problem solver for folks here.

Any link or other info?
Sorry for the delay to answer. Here is the link, the technician shows how to clean this small centrifugal separator , considering that you have to clean the machine after use ( but no replacments parts). I have of course no interest with this company and I will soon be able to confirm how does the machine work. I hope, very well!
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Update with Pictures of Tank Cleaning

Well our tanks were cleaned, hopefully you can see the images. The STBD tank had some weird goo in it. Not sure what happened to that tank, but it is clean now. Final picture that is sort of black is the clean tank.
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I wonder if the goo was some kind of paint/coating on the tank?
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Two More Pictures of stuff that came out of our tanks...
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:26 PM   #50
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Two More Pictures of stuff that came out of our tanks...
Did they comment on what that was or appeared to be to them?
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Two More Pictures of stuff that came out of our tanks...
wow you've got enough black earth to grow some tomatoes in your tanks!

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Old 05-24-2017, 05:34 AM   #52
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Two More Pictures of stuff that came out of our tanks...

From the picture it looks like asphaltene,

Asphaltenes are molecular substances that are found in crude oil, along with resins, aromatic hydrocarbons, and saturates (i.e. saturated hydrocarbons such as alkanes). The word "asphaltene" was coined by Boussingault in 1837 when he noticed that the distillation residue of some bitumens had asphalt-like properties.
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Looked just like my tanks when they came out...no yellowish stuff though.


Lots of black crystal almost stuff (asphaltines) over the interiors normally covered with fuel.


About 2 quarts of black, slimy goo in the bottom of each tank. It was down in the vee that was just low enough below the fuel outlet that it never clogged the filters in a couple thousand miles I cruised the boat.
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Old 05-24-2017, 12:14 PM   #54
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Did you end up using Marsh or did you find someone else? Looks to me like it was well worth getting whoever you used.
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I had exactly the same stuf in my tanks two years ago. The guys from the local company, in the Netherlands, came inside with water under pressure ( Karcher) to clean it. Consider also verify and clean the complete diesel circuit, flexibles and pipes..
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Good job Kurt, thanks for posting results.
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Did they comment on what that was or appeared to be to them?
They did not BandB, The tank guys were convinced the water in our tanks was put there by accident. They also thought that it was just general inactivity of the tanks that lead to the sludge. The tank guys also commented on the use of additives and said if you use an additive that is a "bio.....", that it kills biologic, but it also promotes the precipitation of sludge. they gave me a recommendation for an additive that will not promote this precipitation.
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What did they recommend?
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They did not BandB, The tank guys were convinced the water in our tanks was put there by accident. They also thought that it was just general inactivity of the tanks that lead to the sludge. The tank guys also commented on the use of additives and said if you use an additive that is a "bio.....", that it kills biologic, but it also promotes the precipitation of sludge. they gave me a recommendation for an additive that will not promote this precipitation.
Well, very glad they got it clean. Hope you have no more problems, but do make sure you check your fill and all other potential areas for ingress.
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What did they recommend?
Algae-X "AFC-705" Fuel Catalyst
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