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Safety First: How To Handle Your Boat’s Fuel Tank

Marine repair is an essential, highly skilled niche in the industry, providing backbone services to all the rest of the maritime businesses that rely on seaworthy vessels to make their money. One of the most important areas of the boat to maintain is the fuel system, which is uniquely prone to wear and stress. Keeping your vessels in good repair and your crew protected means knowing how to handle your boat fuel tank upgrade, including how to maintain the fuel vents and avoid safety pitfalls like fuel traps.

The Importance of Fuel Vents

Vents allow air to exit the tank as you fill up with fuel for each voyage, avoiding a pressurized build-up. Unfortunately, they can also be a site for moisture to enter the tank if they are installed at an angle that allows water in, and sometimes vent system design leads to pooling and other issues that trap fuel in unsafe places, rather than returning it to the tank. If you’re not sure how to set up the vents for a new tank on installation, it’s a good idea to let repair professionals design your way forward. They’ve got the risk management tools and experience needed to safely upgrade your vessel, as well as protection against mishaps that could cost you a lot of money if you took on the risk of the work yourself.