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jscuba58 posted 03-22-2003 05:54 PM ET (US)   Profile for jscuba58   Send Email to jscuba58  
I've recently had to have my aluminum Gas tank patched, after the repair I plan to use marine-tex on any pitted areas and then Fiberglass the whole tank. Has anyone out there ever done this before? If so,how did it come and how long should I expect this type of repair to last? Any Pro's and Con's would be appreciated.
Dick posted 03-22-2003 07:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
My firm belief is that if a tank needs patching it should be replaced with a new one.

None of the marine shops I have worked at would repair tanks other than a new fuel sender or fittings.


alkar posted 03-23-2003 10:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for alkar  Send Email to alkar     
Dick, do you have a recommendation for a fuel tank manufacturer that builds non-metallic tanks?
Dick posted 03-23-2003 12:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Probably the best non-metalic tank is a Pate followed by Tempo and Mirax.

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