Jump to content

fuel tank

Guest Davey Jones

Recommended Posts

After first run out this year,we have found a diesel leak on starboard tank,like all things on boats unable to pin point leak,but as its dripping from bottem of tank, suspect that it will need replacing,anyone no of custom fuel tank manufactorer,according to original sales invoice of boat they were 10% larger than standard,going back today to pump rest of deisel out,(only filled up friday)so shall have size ,approx 130 gallons.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Perry

Thank you for your reply, tanks are aluminium,as we have three on board ,and two have had problems with water in them,thinking of getting prices to change them both,be interesting to see how they compare pricewise, don,t no if I would go for plastic, as there have been alot of split domestic tanks,but that was due to the manufacturing process,Im hoping can get them out without removing engines,Going to leave till after easter,if you see a loop sided boat, prob us.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Merlyn,

Sealine now fit plastic as standard. The big bonus over and above corrosion issues is that they do not suffer from condensation in the same way as steel or Aluminium, so you should have a lot less trouble with water and consequently diesel bug. Not heard of any problems with tek tanks and think a lot of problems with plastic tanks came from swarf which blocked lines.

Hope you get it sorted without too much trouble, are you salvaging the diesel from the bilges?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Ian

Thats interesting, might have a word with nick seabridge, see if they do a replacement,Daughter's boyfriend came over with some drums and pump,managed to save most of it,but not sure if going to reuse due to water and crap content,suppose should be ok if left to settle,

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Sponsors

    Norfolk Broads Network is run by volunteers - You can help us run it by making a donation

  • Create New...

Important Information

For details of our Guidelines, please take a look at the Terms of Use here.