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Converting a fuel hatch

Old 11-08-2018, 11:49 AM
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Default Converting a fuel hatch

I have a older 25 Grady Sailfish. The last owner replaced the main fuel tank and removed the aux tank (not that big of an issue for me. Does anyone besides me think it would be a good idea to make that an accessible storage area where I can move my batterys and switches ?

If so anything besides making sure the cabling all reaches is an issue ???
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:12 PM
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Can you build a bulk head to separate? batteries and fuel don't mix. How is the access to the area for mounting and maintenance? Longer cables could cost you a few hundred dollars as I do not suggest splicing them. Having them lower is not an issue as long as the area can support them and you can tie them down.
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:51 PM
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You just need to have access, mount the batteries properly, support the wires and make sure there are ventilation holes somewhere near the top of the compartment so the hydrogen gas that forms during charging can escape. As long as there are no fuel fittings above the batteries, there is not an issue with mixing fuel and batteries.
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:40 AM
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I think the biggest thing I gain is moving the batteries out of the same space where I have my fuel connection that run from the tank to the water separators and switches.
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