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boxers posted 04-25-2006 01:21 PM ET (US)   Profile for boxers   Send Email to boxers  
Does anybody know off hand the material used in the fuel tank? Ethanol it appears is not compatable with some tank materials. Aluminum tanks were used around this time so that is likely what our tank is made of...hopefully since Aluminum seems to be compatable with ethanol.
Jerry Townsend posted 04-25-2006 04:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
The built-in tanks used by Whaler are primarily aluminum - and ethanol does not cause a problem with aluminum. During a tour of their facility many years ago - I noticed poly tanks being installed - and was assured that all tanks over 50 gallons were of aluminum. The problem with ethanol is not with the tank material - but rather with gaskets and hose materials. ----- Jerry/Idaho
boxers posted 04-25-2006 09:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for boxers  Send Email to boxers     
I was concerned when Pate(plastic) tanks and Fiberglass tanks were reportedly leaking from extended contact with ethanol diluted fuels. Its bad enough the hoses and gaskets will deteriorate but the tank is an even bigger problem to replace. Thanks for the good news on the tank anyways!


phatwhaler posted 04-25-2006 09:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for phatwhaler  Send Email to phatwhaler     
The tank in your Whaler is probably built by Florida Marine Tanks. It's aluminum.

phat out.

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