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Re: Fuel Tank For My XF20>

Post by Jaysen » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:44 pm

Aripeka Angler wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:20 pm
I got no quarrel with anyone in this thread.
I was just giving you benefit of my experience with a smallish 13 gallon fuel tank in an XF20.
The poly tank will hold up fine, good choice.
I would hook up the fuel gauge, it’s easy.
My xf is a gas hog, very heavy fuel burn. 70 hp two stroke.
You most likely will never load it like this, but expect 1.5 mpg on plane.
This is the camping trip that made me put in a bigger tank and working fuel gauge.
Got less than 30 miles out of a full tank, good thing Capeman could bring me some rescue gas...

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Re: Fuel Tank For My XF20>

Post by Aripeka Angler » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:00 pm

Thank you Jaysen. You are the man with tech stuff. 8)
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Re: Fuel Tank For My XF20>

Post by fallguy1000 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:56 pm

Aripeka Angler wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:20 pm
I got no quarrel with anyone in this thread.
I was just giving you benefit of my experience with a smallish 13 gallon fuel tank in an XF20.
The poly tank will hold up fine, good choice.
I would hook up the fuel gauge, it’s easy.
My xf is a gas hog, very heavy fuel burn. 70 hp two stroke.
You most likely will never load it like this, but expect 1.5 mpg on plane.
This is the camping trip that made me put in a bigger tank and working fuel gauge.
Got less than 30 miles out of a full tank, good thing Capeman could bring me some rescue gas...

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Re: Fuel Tank For My XF20>

Post by stickystuff » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:27 am

Go see Dan at quality marine surplus. He has a bunch of them to pick from. I was in there yesterday.
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Re: Fuel Tank For My XF20>

Post by majorgator » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:58 pm

I have this one in my XF:

http://www.moellermarine.com/moeller-ma ... nk-032518/

Its mounted under the front deck. I fish similar areas as the OP and usually go through about 10-12 gallons max on a long day. Just as important as the size of the tank is the efficiency of the motor and prop combo. When I ran my super-cup prop, shallow water performance and turning was excellent. But it also sucked the fuel like nobody's business. No I have a slightly larger prop with a little less cup and the compromise is acceptable because I get better fuel mileage and speed. YMMV

If I had to do it over again, I'd go with a larger tank like Richard has. The smaller tank works fine for day trips, but many times we like to leave the boat in the water for several days. For those times, it would be good to not have to haul gas cans over and refill.
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Re: Fuel Tank For My XF20>

Post by TomW1 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:55 pm

CatfishHunter wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:25 am
I'm asking if that style of tank will work. not about the size or my fuel burn. I already know ive been fishing in the same area for 20 years and never burnt over 12 gals of gas. not looking for opinions on what the best tank is or what size i need just if this tank will work.

the OP was pretty clear if you read it again. I stated i need a 12-15 gallon tank and will this one work.
Well let's see the minimum tank size you need is 12 gallons which is your max burn you have ever done. Then a .25% safety margin or 15 gallons. So let's say you hit rough water and start to need to burn more for control. That is another .25% or another 3 gallons taking you to 18 gallons. Let's be safe out there and get a tank that will keep you safe Don't be cheap and get a big enough tank that will keep you safe. You don't know what your fuel burn will be on the XF20. A nice 17-18 gallon tank is the range you should be looking at. Remember the tunnel reduces the efficiency of the hull.

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Re: Fuel Tank For My XF20>

Post by cape man » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:30 am

Straight answer...that tank will work fine.
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