The boat fuel tank is the part of the boat motor where the fuel is stored and released into the engine to power it. It needs the careful filling of fuel, so it is enclosed in a long and stable container with an opening that can be sealed tightly without spilling. Its size depends on the the motor size and type, whether it is for an outboard motor, an inboard motor, or an inboard/outboard motor. The boat fuel tank is responsible for the filling of fuel, fuel storage, gauging, venting, and feeding of the engine.
Types of Boat Fuel Tanks
Kinds of Boat Fuel Tanks include the following:
A polypropylene boat fuel tank has a center channel for a tuned pipe and a baffled pickup with mounting lugs. It is vacuum formed and welded from polypropylene.
A side boat fuel tank is fitted under the left side of the deck near the engine. It is used as a header tank or as a pressure tank.
Choosing Boat Fuel Tanks (Buying tips)
Safety: Choose a boat fuel tank designed to contain a given quantity of fuel to avoid leakage and limit evaporative emissions.
Fuel indicator: Choose a boat fuel tank with an indicator so the remaining quantity of fuel can be measured and evaluated.
Valves: Choose a boat fuel tank with valves that control the fuel vapors when over-pressure happens.