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Pate 27 Gal Fuel tank for trade or cash
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posted 09-01-2009 09:56 AM ET (US)
I just upgraded to a 16 and it came with Pate 27 gal fiberglass fuel tank under the seat that I would like to sell or trade. I am located in Charlotte, NC. But would be willing to drive a little for a negotiated deal.
I removed the tank and have drained, cleaned and dried out. It appears to be in great shape with no soft spots or degragraded fiberglass resin (from ethanol). It is white with a vented cap. The visual guage in the front of the tank has been painted over but is "plumbed" for a sounder/guage.
I would like $150.00 or best offer. I am also willing to trade for a Moeller 12 gal topside tank (taller version) and some cash. OR I also need a prop for my 86 90 hp Johnson so would consider a trade as well as some cash for a 13.25 X 17 prop.
I have pictures available and can provide them on request as I will attempt to provide a link here on continuous wave later.
Give me a call or post a reply.
posted 09-01-2009 10:32 AM ET (US)
Just throw it out. I don't see how you could in good concience sell one.
posted 09-01-2009 11:49 AM ET (US)
I use mine, just buy gas at a marina with no ethanol.
posted 09-01-2009 01:13 PM ET (US)
Plotman - I didn't realize they were that bad. It's actually a nice tank but I can't find gas without Ethanol. Thought someone may want it.
posted 09-01-2009 01:50 PM ET (US)
Hold onto it, when they stop using ethanol in a few years you will kick yourself for throwing it out. You can also use it for diesel or kerosene in the meantime. I have 2 in my shed, had a bunch but gave them away to friends. We all use ours because the marinas don't use ethanol down here, nor should they by you. I don't mind spending the extra $.30 or so a gal as long as I know I won't have ethanol problems with my $8k engine.
posted 09-01-2009 02:48 PM ET (US)
I actually would still use the tank if I wasn't so parinoid over the whole ethanol vs. fiberglass resin issue. The tank fit perfect but left too much gas in the tank to sit between uses, thus ethanol sitting in the tank. Two portable 12 gallon tanks seem to do the trick for now. I will hold on to it unless someone wants it for a deal.
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posted 09-01-2009 03:13 PM ET (US)
Nick - When they stop using Ethanol in a few years?
Not with a President from the great corn producing State of Illinois, and first promoted for the Presidency from the great corn producing State of Iowa!
posted 09-01-2009 08:50 PM ET (US)
I hope I'm wrong, but I'll bet we see gasoline-free ethanol before we see ethanol-free gasoline sgain.
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posted 09-01-2009 10:02 PM ET (US)
Along those lines, can you imagine if every internal combustion engine ran on E-85 instead of gasoline, the billions of dollars that would remain home and re-circulating around the US economy as a huge economic stimulus, instead of exiting the country to the oil producers as a huge trade deficit, never to be seen again? No question we have the technology to develop simple new fuel lines to handle the stuff and tanks to deal with phase separation and water.
posted 09-01-2009 11:28 PM ET (US)
along thoise lines, could you imagine how much food would cost if all that corn was diverted for fuel?
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posted 09-02-2009 12:21 AM ET (US)
So for the next 20 years of so, it sounds like we are between a rock and hard place. A pure petroleum based economy with import trade deficits that are killing us and high priced gas and job losses, or higher priced food, all produced here anyway. Maybe it would be better if our own farmers got filthy rich growing high priced corn & food, rather than the Arabs selling us high priced oil and spending it on terrorism.
posted 09-02-2009 06:15 AM ET (US)
David Pimental, a leading Cornell University agricultural expert, has calculated that powering the average U.S. automobile for one year on ethanol (blended with gasoline) derived from corn would require 11 acres of farmland, the same space needed to grow a year's supply of food for seven people.
Adding up the energy costs of corn production and its conversion into ethanol, 131,000 BTUs are needed to make one gallon of ethanol. One gallon of ethanol has an energy value of only 77,000 BTUS. Thus, 70 percent more energy is required to produce ethanol than the energy that actually is in it. Every time you make one gallon of ethanol, there is a net energy loss of 54,000 BTUs.
The biggest ripoff going today.
posted 09-02-2009 10:43 AM ET (US)
Hey I guessed that gas would be less than $2 a gallon by election day a couple years ago and damn near got spit on by the members here...who's your Daddy! I also think that like MTBE, Ethanol will be gone in a short while. Maybe they will mix gas with Manatee urine or something else. Maybe we should get off our asses and start digging for our own oil instead of making moonshine for our cars. Considering we have not built a refinery since 1979, we have only ourselves to blame.
posted 09-02-2009 04:45 PM ET (US)
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GOD IT NEVER ENDS !
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