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Saddle tank usage

Discussion in 'Luhrs Yacht' started by Joe McKairnes, Oct 2, 2020.

  1. Joe McKairnes

    Joe McKairnes Member

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    Luhrs 40 open has 2 saddle tanks. Do you guys leave the shut off Vales open, so you can transfer them at will, or shut, then need to switch them when needed?
  2. CaptainChase

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    I leave mine open. Mains and gen run off main tank and when I get low on that tank I transfer both saddle tanks back to main tank. Just what works for us!
  3. NYCAP123

    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    If you're going to be running with a beam sea all day, such as when you're running down a coast, you might drain the side opposite the waves first so she leans into it, but otherwise leave them all open
  4. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    Generally I leave the valve all open. Always transfer the saddles empty before fueling......that way at least the saddles have 98% fresh fuel in them......
  5. Joe McKairnes

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    Thank you folks. New to her. Picked her up in NC and running to NJ. At the Chesapeake at the moment!
  6. CaptainChase

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    More than anything, enjoy your trip and learn the boat! Safe travels