Editorial May 2007 Issue

The Sludge Factor

Some nights, I’m still jolted awake by an image from our cruising days. I’m wedged into the crawl space beneath the bottom of one of Tosca’s two diesel tanks. My hand grips a crescent wrench that is clamped down on the clogged fuel pickup tube, which—and this was part of our problem—also served as the tank’s drain.

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