Im making a new alum bow tank to replace the orig fiberglass tank. the orig was about 16 gallons, with only one baffle separating the front ~6 gallons from the rear ~10. My new tank is going to have a little bigger footprint and a little taller, ending up about 23 gallons. It is triangular (from top) with square sides.
My baffle plan was to basically divide it in thirds. I was going to run strips that leave a gap of 1/2 inch at the bottom and top. I figure this will keep major sloshing down but still allow for filling and venting.
How close should the pickup be to the bottom? Straight cut or angled? I was considering adding a small baffle around it, maybe 1 inch high, in hopes of keeping some fuel trapped around it like a sump. What diameter pickup for 550 hp or under? I am planning to make a bolt-on fitting that has the pickup, sender, and a (plugged) return in case i ever go to efi.
This is a 18' deep V lake boat, skiing, pleasure cruising... so i dont need a max effort race setup.