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Old 08-22-2017, 03:38 PM   #21
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Be careful on the first run since the drain. That tap may not be on the lowest corner of the tank and so there may be some water hiding in the tank. Keep an eye on your racor bowl and bounce the boat a little.
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Old 08-22-2017, 03:40 PM   #22
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Should be relatively painless...except for the barbs coming from my wife...
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Old 08-22-2017, 03:40 PM   #23
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Be careful on the first run since the drain. That tap may not be on the lowest corner of the tank and so there may be some water hiding in the tank. Keep an eye on your racor bowl and bounce the boat a little.
I suspect my wife will have me in the engine room for the entire time...
All kidding aside, I will be watching it like a hawk!
Sigh...
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Old 08-22-2017, 04:34 PM   #24
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Bruce I'm sorry this happened to you but at least it seems like it will be relatively easy to correct.

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Old 08-22-2017, 04:49 PM   #25
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Lets see how all the "strive for perfection" TFers respond.

Some are not forgiving of errors on any level.

If you wait a day, you can siphon off the water on the bottom of the tank without expensive polishing...if you can get a tube to the bottom.
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Thks for this idea.
For all the stupid stuff I do, for the same reasons, not paying attention, I don't think it would ever have occurred to me to siphon the bottom of the tank.

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Old 08-22-2017, 05:00 PM   #26
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Fuel gauge broke so I used a stick to estimate what I needed. Then decided to add a little little bit more.
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That's the story of my life. Determine exactly, then do more or less.
I already wrote about how less ib the paravanes turned out to be a big mistake

Going over on fuel too. That will be published by week's end.
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Old 08-22-2017, 05:43 PM   #27
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One of the many thoughtful design elements of my old Hatteras was that fuel, water and waste ports were all in entirely different parts of the boat from each other, impossible for the addle-brained (that would be us) to mess up.
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Old 08-22-2017, 05:46 PM   #28
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This reminds me of me in Iceland. You know how here in the US at an auto filling station, the diesel pumps have a green rubber sheath, and the gasoline are black?

In Iceland, it is reversed. My first fill up (diesel vehicle), was about ten gallons in with the green handle when I looked over at the pump and realized the black handle clearly said DIESL in white letters. WTH?????

It was an interesting trip for sure.
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Old 08-22-2017, 06:09 PM   #29
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That`s great AT tank design, Nigel Calder would approve.
So easy,tank caps are identical except for words moulded into the caps. Do it without your specs, in a hurry, distracted, and oops. Hope it comes good, it should.
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Old 08-22-2017, 06:35 PM   #30
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This post reminds me of the time my wife and I were hauling our fifth wheel rv down to Lake Placid and I pulled in for diesel. Little did I know that in that part of the country they sell kerosene at the same pump. Of course I never noticed and hit the buttons for a fill up, removed the nozzle (wrong one) and just as I was starting to pump a little old lady from the store pokes her head out and says "you sure you want to put kerosene in your truck?" ALMOST!! On the boat I am OCD about the fill caps since mine are side by side. I check 3 times and if anyone else is adding either water or fuel, I ask them to confirm as well. It sucks Bruce but looks like it won't be too painful.
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:04 PM   #31
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That`s great AT tank design, Nigel Calder would approve.
So easy,tank caps are identical except for words moulded into the caps. Do it without your specs, in a hurry, distracted, and oops. Hope it comes good, it should.

Yeah, I am very impressed with that tank design. Excellent foresight on the part of Tomco. Fuel and water fills side-by-side, not so much.
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:06 PM   #32
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Use some 5 gal pails or some bins filled with water to weigh the boat down and create a list it to get the water to run to the drain point on each tank one at a time.
I did that for my goof a few years ago and it helped.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:22 PM   #33
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I always double check that the hose the guy hands me at the fuel dock is diesel and not gasoline. I ask---always.

BTW, you can buy a water detecting paste that you smear on the end of a dipstick and lower to the bottom of the tank. It changes color if it touches water. This will help you to determine if you got the water out.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:41 PM   #34
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I always double check that the hose the guy hands me at the fuel dock is diesel and not gasoline. I ask---always.

I don't. I should, but I don't. I mean to, but I still don't. I normally don't think about it until the dock attendant confirms with me while handing me the pump. By then, it has been confirmed by the dock attendant and not by me and I feel foolish and inadequate.
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Old 08-23-2017, 06:28 AM   #35
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Bruce, are you at DiMillo's ? If your around I'll shoot over in the whaler and say hello before you go.

How'd ya like that storm last night!

Sorry bout the water issue, could have been worse I imagine.
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I don't. I should, but I don't. I mean to, but I still don't. I normally don't think about it until the dock attendant confirms with me while handing me the pump. By then, it has been confirmed by the dock attendant and not by me and I feel foolish and inadequate.
If you forget to ask.......

I always squeeze and let go after a second and pull the nozzel almost out.. It lets me know the pressure and volume at which I am pumping.

It also usually gives me a good wiff of the liguid for ID purposes and the pause allows the brain another chance to alert me if I am at the wrong fill.

Just habit now......
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Bruce, are you at DiMillo's ? If your around I'll shoot over in the whaler and say hello before you go.

How'd ya like that storm last night!

Sorry bout the water issue, could have been worse I imagine.
We are in fact at DiMillo's.
Dealing with fuel this morning but if you want to stop by, we are on the little dock in the north eastern corner across from J's Oyster.
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:02 AM   #38
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On my last boat the water & fuel fills were close together & I almost put water in the fuel tank on severable occasions. My present boat has the various fills far apart and all that I have to remember is that the water fill is amidship to port. The fuel fills (both sides) are aft on the side decks, close to the cockpit, which allows the fuel guy easier access dragging the fuel hose to the far side of the boat. The waste tank fill is to starboard,forward on the side deck. Until this thread, I never gave the placement of the fills much thought.
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I decided that since the guy we hired to polish the fuel was so honest that I'd reward him with the job of removing the water anyway.
Well, I got a call this morning and he was running late.
I couldn't help myself and I began the job.
I've pulled out about 5 gallons of water and it appears that we are getting back to fuel.
I'll just pay him to fish up as I have no way of disposing of the fuel/water...
It is great to know that it is a pretty easy tank to work on!
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:39 AM   #40
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Wifey B: Dorsey would never have done anything so dumb. I think you better go treat her to a nice spa treatment and a five star restaurant tonight.

Thank goodness it wasn't the other way around and fuel in water.

We're paranoid over this happening. Now have diesel van and paranoid over putting gas in it. Too many holes and nozzles in all this. Easy enough to stick in in the wrong hole.

We announce to ourselves out loud what we're doing and read what's written on the cap and announce what hose and people look at us like we're idiots in doing so.

Then that's what the polishing guys are for and great you got one who is honest and has determined doesn't have to polish.

We're people, we screw up. It's what we humans are good at. It's why other animals just stare at us in amazement like "did you just see what that human did?"

Spa and dinner for Dorsey and all is forgiven.
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