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It is the BSS mandated vent for the fuel tank, which is often formed in the stern.    In your picky you can just se the filler spurnwater on the very far right side.

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2.4 Fuel tank vent outlets
2.4.1
Does the fuel tank vent outlet, or the vent line swan neck, rise at least as high as the filling
point?

2.4.2
Is the fuel tank vent outlet fitted with an effective flame arrester or flame‐arresting gauze? 
Check each vent outlet for the presence
of a flame arrester or flame arresting gauze.


Vent outlets must be fitted with either a suitable proprietary
flame arrester or gauze of at least 11 wires per linear cm (28
wires per inch) mesh.


Where the flame arrester is not of a suitable proprietary type the
openings in the arrester’s body must be at least of the same area
as the cross‐sectional area of the vent line.
Flame arresters or gauze must be complete and free of damage
or restrictions.

2.4.3
Is the fuel tank vent outlet in a position where no danger will be incurred from leaking fuel
or escaping vapour?


Check the position of each vent outlet.
Vent outlets must be clear of any potential sources of ignition and
must be in a position where no danger will be incurred from
leaking fuel or escaping vapour into the interior of the vessel.

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I've even seen dollies that disguise the fuel filler.  Screw the dollly off and hey-presto, fill here.

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6 minutes ago, Grebe said:

I've even seen dollies that disguise the fuel filler.  Screw the dollly off and hey-presto, fill here.

We have one of them, but i'm not telling anyone in case they nick our fuel!

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2 minutes ago, rusty69 said:

We have one of them, but i'm not telling anyone in case they nick our fuel!

I would be more worried about ripping it out or is it in a welded boss?

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2 minutes ago, ditchcrawler said:

I would be more worried about ripping it out or is it in a welded boss?

Not sure how its constructed but has been fine for years.

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6 minutes ago, rusty69 said:

We have one of them, but i'm not telling anyone in case they nick our fuel!

Bit of a 'give-away' (assuming you have a BSSC) as it will have a huge big label on it saying "Diesel" - unless you have implemented the latest anti-siphon technology and used a 'Pump-Out' label in lieu of 'Diesel'

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16 minutes ago, rusty69 said:

We have one of them, but i'm not telling anyone in case they nick our fuel!

I haven't got one like that either. ;) Good, aren't they. The filler is raised too, which prevents rainwater seeping past a dodgy seal like on those flush ones.

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1 minute ago, Sea Dog said:

I haven't got one like that either. ;) Good, aren't they. The filler is raised too, which prevents rainwater seeping past a dodgy seal like on those flush ones.

Sssshh keep it under ya hat

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43 minutes ago, Alan de Enfield said:

Bit of a 'give-away' (assuming you have a BSSC) as it will have a huge big label on it saying "Diesel" - unless you have implemented the latest anti-siphon technology and used a 'Pump-Out' label in lieu of 'Diesel'

You put the "Diesel" label on the pump out cap for the syphoners.

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2 minutes ago, Jen-in-Wellies said:

You put the "Diesel" label on the pump out cap for the syphoners.

Indeed - that's why putting the 'pump-out' cap on the diesel filler is ANTI-SYPHON

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Several thoughts occur to me looking at that photo.

First, I wouldn't want to rely on a rope staying on that diesel air vent, a proper dolly has that mushroom shape at the top for a reason.

Next, why are the ropes like that, as if you plan to tow the other boat on cross straps? If that is your intention, they're rather loose, there's the above worry, and are they strong enough to take the strain? Also you don't seem to have a stern fender to protect your rudder from being hit by the towed boat.

If you're not towing the other boat, I'd expect to see a line from your dolly to the bank, but maybe there was nothing available to moor to.

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5 hours ago, Flibbertigibbet said:

Quick question: why do many dollies (that you attach lines to at the stern) have a round cylindrical object at the top, but only on one of the two.

 

Engaging pedantry mode...

The only round cylindrical object at the top I can see is hexagonal, not round. 

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Thanks again. I have to admit now that it's not my pic, and not my boat!

I just googled "narrowboat dolly" images

and found this thread here:

I've tried to attach an actual pic of my boat's dolly...

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Edited by Flibbertigibbet

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That's more like it. Your dolly spreads out nicely at the top so a line at that angle should stay on it OK.

Hopefully the other end is securely attached to a bollard/ring/pin/whatever so that your stern will stay near the bank.

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