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    It appears that both of my fuel tanks have ground wires that go. um, no where.[|)] Where should they go.

    Also when setting up the fuel feeds from two tanks , is it ok to have a shut off valve on each and go to a tee fitting or should I use a single specific type valve with a shut off for each feed. My fittings are all 3/8".

    Thanks-

    Bob
    Bob Carpenter [br] Maine[br]1969 Boston Whaler 13\' (Annie3 1/2) [br]Built Annie2 and Annie3 which can be seen in The Project pages[br]

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    Originally posted by Annie2


    It appears that both of my fuel tanks have ground wires that go. um, no where.[|)] Where should they go.


    Also when setting up the fuel feeds from two tanks , is it ok to have a shut off valve on each and go to a tee fitting or should I use a single specific type valve with a shut off for each feed. My fittings are all 3/8".

    Thanks-

    Bob


    Very nice site...!!!!

    The grounds should go to the water if you have a thru hull grounding

    strap but if not they should go to the main ground lug. Not to the

    battery.

    As far as the fuel goes the ABYC states that you can not have a hose

    going to a shut off valve but that it is to be hard piped to the tank

    but this is usualy never the case with smaller boats so a accesible

    place would work just fine. Two valves is better as you always want to

    keep things as fail safe as possible, make sure the valves are rated

    for fuel transfer and have no restrictions in them...

    thanks

    DD
    On 02 @ 20\'

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    • #3
      There is no thru hull ground. So, this means that I will have a ground going to the Ground buss from each tank and a ground for each fuel guage correct? Just want to be sure.

      thanks-

      Bob
      Bob Carpenter [br] Maine[br]1969 Boston Whaler 13\' (Annie3 1/2) [br]Built Annie2 and Annie3 which can be seen in The Project pages[br]

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      • #4
        Those words and knowledge sound oh too familiar. Is that you Dago? If so,[] nice to have you. I think you have much to offer even though you are brand-x owner.[]
        Former owner of a 1986 21B Mako[br]Venice, FL

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        • #5
          Hey Rich,

          that didnt take long and i was trying to be sneaky[]

          way cool site.

          thanks

          DD
          On 02 @ 20\'

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