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Rob Wilson’s Beneteau 411 Sapphire finds a fine reach on Chesapeake Bay.

Mailport: fuel tanks, chain hooks, bilge pumps, and hypothermia

Simple tank fill advice from an old fuel oil delivery guy — when filling your boat diesel tank listen to the sound coming from the tank vent, it is attached directly to your tank. The fueling sound will change when the tank fills and fuel enters the vent line. Stop then. Don’t leave fuel sitting in your fill hose in the off-season.

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