Contamination in Fuel – Where did it come from in my boat?

Contamination in fuel is the leading cause of accidents in boating next to alcohol consumption. Groundings can be caused by losing power in your engine. This is caused by bacteria and contamination loading up your filters and starving your engine of fuel. In a recent article this was illustrated when contamination in fuel (diesel) left the […]

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Fuel Must Be Clear & Bright – Fuel Sampling on Site

Clear & Bright is a term that describes the visual quality of Diesel fuel. Good quality diesel fuel will look like apple juice.  Over the years I have sampled many Generator fuel tanks. Probably over 200 samples done and I have found contamination – particulate, water and bacteria – in all of those tanks. I […]

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Have a Safe Boating Experience with Spare Filters on board.

Summer is coming! The boating season has started and the month of June, July, August are typically when our American neighbors show up The radio starts chirping as they travel in groups and plug up the airwaves on their way to the Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound and the Broughton Archipelago. Boaters are checking their safety […]

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An Excerpt from the book “Marine Diesel Engines: Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair by Nigel Calder

“A fuel injection pump is an incredibly precise piece of equipment. The plungers in a jerk pump are machined to within 0.00004” of the cylinder bores into which they fit. Unlike the pistons in the engine, no rings seal these plungers and while the pressures in the engine cylinders may reach 1000 psi, pressures in […]

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Why should I clean my tanks and my fuel? We never did that 20 years ago!

I often hear building property managers, engineers, mechanics, and others who manage fuel and have been involved with fuel storage over many years ask this question. Why do we need to fuel polish and clean tanks? We never did that 20 years ago! There are many reasons and I will try to cover a few of […]

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