Seaport 2400 XL POD Conversion Project

Discussion in 'Boats, Motors, Trailers and Towing Rigs Forum' started by Captain PartyMarty, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Captain PartyMarty

    Captain PartyMarty Well-Known Member

    It stem from my previous life when I lived in Vienna Austria, and drinking with friends every night was a thing, my nick name was PartyMarty......... Can't remember most of the details..
  2. Corey_lax

    Corey_lax Crew Member

    At least you have a team named after you lol

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  3. dance a jig

    dance a jig Member

    for custom starboard doors, you would do well with Fin Addict Marine I replaced some plastic ones on my Pursuit and they look perfect, and are bullet proof.

    I sure enjoy learning from your project and wish you the best. That 2400 xl is a sweet boat.

  4. Captain PartyMarty

    Captain PartyMarty Well-Known Member

    Hey Guy's

    I got started cleaning my tanks on the weekend. My fuel pick-ups are attached using these aluminium flange NPT adapters. They are about 2" OD and ID is 1/2" NPT. I have scoured the Internet looking for these things but can't find them anywhere. I am starting down the route of making new ones, but I though maybe somebody out there knows where to get them. The new ones will be made of 316 Stainless as you can tell the aluminum is not looking so hot.

  5. mikep

    mikep Well-Known Member

  6. Captain PartyMarty

    Captain PartyMarty Well-Known Member

    Transom is done! I think it looks Great!

    New Bulkhead is in!

    Rear Bulkhead is installed

    I have decided to make the fuel tank flanges my self for Stainless 316, Have the Material ready for the weekend!

    Pod Builder let me know he ready so this build is about to get super interesting in the near future!
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2020 at 8:49 PM
  7. Reel Gone

    Reel Gone Active Member

    Transom looks good and about to look great once the pod is done
  8. Rayvon

    Rayvon Well-Known Member

    Considering the pitting on that fitting, are you sure the tank is good to go?
  9. Captain PartyMarty

    Captain PartyMarty Well-Known Member

    The tanks are Plastic, so I don't expect they are pitted. The aluminium flange had a stainless 316 fitting installed which is why it corroded so badly.
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  10. Captain PartyMarty

    Captain PartyMarty Well-Known Member

    Hi Guy's

    So I am starting to plan for putting the fuel tanks back in and have been thinking about how the fuel system will work with twin engines and twin fuel tanks. Here is my system diagram:

    With this system I should be able to do the following:
    1) Run Each Engine from its own tank (Primary Running Mode)
    2) Run Both Engines from tank 1
    3) Run Both Engines From tank 2
    4) Select if kicker is running from Tank 1 or 2

    Does that make sense anything else you would add?

    Another option is to add a filter bypass so both engines can run from one filter. But I not sure that is necessary what do you guys think?
  11. casper5280

    casper5280 Well-Known Member

    Why not just run both tanks to one filter and then just a common fuel rail that all motors run off, as long as you have spare filters and all motors are getting proper fuel pressure wouldn't that be easier? Not sure why you would have to run each engine from it's own tank. You could still could run both engines from one tank, as long as the tanks have a shutoff.
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  12. casper5280

    casper5280 Well-Known Member

    You might want to put a shut-off to the kicker off of the common fuel rail so that the 2 mains don't suck the fuel out of the kicker. I also think the anti siphon would go on the other side of the shutoff
  13. Captain PartyMarty

    Captain PartyMarty Well-Known Member

    I thought about the common rail idea, but I think I will have a more redundancy this way. If one tank or filter has a problem Then only one engine will go down.
  14. Captain PartyMarty

    Captain PartyMarty Well-Known Member

    I was also wondering if any of you tuna guys run with fuel bladders? If so do you have a connection in you fuel system where you can tie it in and run a fuel line between the bladder and the filters? Or are you transferring fuel from the bladder to the tanks?

    would it be legal to have an extra port for connection a fuel bladder?
  15. Captain PartyMarty

    Captain PartyMarty Well-Known Member

    What do you guys use to seal Npt threads in a fuel system? Teflon tape ok?

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