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    Default Fuel Tank Cleaning in Anchorage?

    Hello Fellow Forum Boaters,

    I am trying to get the War Horse ready for the fall season. As it will likely be two years since it was last on the water and I'm pulling the engine/outdrive anyway I figured that this was a perfect time to perform other projects...

    So, might anyone know of an outfit locally that cleans diesel fuel tanks? While I use the Biocides and cetane booster/lubricants and keep the tank full upon storage I would like to clean out this ten year old aluminum tank and make a fresh start once the engine is back in. Any leads that you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Yes, I have a nice 4"-6" inspection plate down which a filter hose could be dropped if the only option is to purchase a fuel pump and filtering system to do it myself. Thanks in advance for your time.

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    It would be a good time to have it presser tested to make sure there are no leaks.
    Call Dave at Heavy Weather Boats 349-4325 he is a full service shop and may have time between jobs.

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    Does Dave also do the tank cleaning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceKing02 View Post
    Does Dave also do the tank cleaning?
    That is a question you need to ask Dave.

    Sorry

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    why you pulling the engine/drive Bob ?? I've got a extra Racor you could borrow and just hook it up to a electric sump pump and let'er run, instant fuel polisher. Mirror on a stick to look in the tank ! Every time i peeked into the 2 aluminum tanks on the bowpicker i was surprised how nice the metal looked in there. I had a problem with getting water in the tanks because of bad vents but once i fixed that and sucked out the water with my oil change pump with a piece of copper tubing on it to reach into the corners never any problems.

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