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Old 02-11-2009, 05:05 PM   #1
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As most of you know im looking to upgrade my fuel system...

I have a 19' CC skiff with a 70 johnson 2 stroke and i am mainly doing inshore fishing.. I might run to the mass if it is glass out.

my question is what is a good fuel capacity to shoot for on this boat? I currently have twin 6.5 tanks but im thinking of going with either twin 12's or a single 26 gal, or a single 12 gal with a 6.5 for a backup.. etc..

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Old 02-11-2009, 10:27 PM   #2
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That's up to you depending on how much you run it on a trip. If it were me, and I had enough room to be comfortable, and not cause a hazard, I would go with the largest I could because I like to be able to run wherever. If I didn'tgo too far, a little less weight would be good. Not sure if you plan to remove the tanks to fill it or just for an option, you could keep the 12 and have an option to take a 6 with you.
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OLE how far you want to go ? All you mentioned will work , matter of space and convience for your vessel . I have two 20 gal. above deck plastic fuel tanks on my boat . I put quick connects on both tanks .I only use these tanks when I planon burning more than 40 gal.(boats cap).The 20 gal. plastic tanks are pricey but mine have worked great for me. My tanks are not permenantly mounted , They fit perfect in a provided area on the boat. I guess my point is there is no set tank size for your boat. Need to find what size will work for you (capacity & location convience).
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I have a Kraco plastic 26 gallon cube tank I will sell ya for $20.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:36 PM   #5
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I would definitely stick with two tanks. There are just too many times when it is convenient. Like when you want to treat some with something like Sea Foam or, my favorite, be sure you have a reserve to get home on.
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