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akurluni posted 07-10-2002 04:43 PM ET (US)   Profile for akurluni   Send Email to akurluni  
I have a pinhole leak in the original, in-hull, ~63 gal. aluminum belly tank. I need the correct dimensions to order a replacement. Also, has anyone replaced their aluminum in-hull with plastic?
Jerry Townsend posted 07-11-2002 01:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
If I were you, I would consider removing your existing tank and weld repair the leak. Have the weld repair done by a professional - someone who knows what he is doing. It will be a lot cheaper and you would not have to refit the foam and mount on the reinstallation. I would not consider a plastic tank as I believe that the plastic tanks are unbaffled and fuel 'sloshing' creates pretty high loads. The one thing I don't want on a boat is a fuel leak and gas fumes. ------- Jerry/Idaho
Clark Roberts posted 07-11-2002 08:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Fla. Marine Tanks, Inc, 16480 NW 48th Ave, Miami 33014 (305-620-9030) is the original equip manufacturer and can supply a new tank if needed and may have advice on proper repair technique!!! Happy Whalin.. Clark.. Spruce Creek Navy

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