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Old 19 November 2011, 04:14   #1
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Custom fuel tanks

Does anyone know of a supplier of custom made plastic fuel tanks ?

A friend purchased a half finished project and the locker where you would put the fuel tank is a funny size, it would take a tank 500 L x 290 W x 250 H

Any suggestions would be gratefully received
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Old 19 November 2011, 04:24   #2
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THESE are the guy's, good product bespoke service
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Yeah, I saw them, unfortunately they do not offer custom petrol tanks
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Old 19 November 2011, 05:04   #4
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Hi

Custom tanks are silly money so I would go for the best fit option. yes you might have a few litres less, but when you need to take so much with you anyway this is so small a percentage its not worth it.

Feel free to call us on Monday I and will look through the trade books for you

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PS I take it those sizes are in mm not cm!
PPS what size engine do you have and how far do you go in your boat at cruising speed?
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Yup, mm

Usually in at Largs, plough about Bute, Aran, sometimes take a run round to Loch Fyne so like to have a bit of range.

Boat has a single 90 on it and its a 5m rib.
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Ok we want as big as we can get even witha 4 stroke as I guessing you are 30+ Litres per trip

Number is below

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It would be in ali or stainless but these custom tanks for petrol Metal Work Northampton - Stainless Steel Handrails - Metal Fabrication | Jay Wolfe Metal Work
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Does anyone know of a supplier of custom made plastic fuel tanks ?
The issue here is that custom plastic moulded tanks need custom tooling. For a one-off, you'd be paying tooling costs plus piece cost which even with a simple blow moulded tank would be expensive.

I think you need to go best fit plastic (cheapest) or custom made steel (biggest.)
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Thanks for the replies everyone.
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i have used Tek tanks serveral times, and in my experience they are not expensive, in fact they have proved to be cheaper than one off metal tanks!!!

they are also very helpful.....
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