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Old 07 April 2008, 17:34   #1
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Flexible fuel tanks

Does anyone know where I could buy a flexible fuel tank / fuel bladder?

I believe they're used on zapcats, and I think the RNLI D-class has a flexible fuel tank at the bottom of the tubes to keep deck space free from clutter. I think the military also use them.
Something like this:
http://www.avon-workboats.com/page/flexfueltank

I've emailed Avon, but I guess they're going to be ridiculously expensive.

Thanks for the collective intelligence, once again.

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Old 07 April 2008, 17:46   #2
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I've emailed Avon, but I guess they're going to be ridiculously expensive.
347 each if memory serves me right.

Probably worth talking to Paul Tilley. (link)
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just had a quote today 405.00 plus twat for a 6 gallon and 640.00 plus vat for an 18 gallon tank . i also enquired at the r.n.l.i. and they wanted 380.oo for the long sausage type . dont think ill bother .
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Tim, I looked into the fuel bladders as well, but their price turned me away pretty quickly. In the end I went with NATO plastic jerry cans made by scepter. Way cheaper and a more sturdy way of transporting and storing gasoline. Here is a thread you may fid useful;

Using Jerry Cans
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just had a quote today 405.00 plus twat for a 6 gallon and 640.00 plus vat for an 18 gallon tank . i also enquired at the r.n.l.i. and they wanted 380.oo for the long sausage type . dont think ill bother .

If its for your sib get a transom tank , they are about 100 I was really impressed with the one on my Futura
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Fuel bladder

won this one on E bay recently, unused, another one did come up recently and sold for 120, just keep looking
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If its for your sib get a transom tank , they are about 100 I was really impressed with the one on my Futura
Ian, it's for my rib, but it's the size of a sib. Where did you get it from?
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Ian, it's for my rib, but it's the size of a sib. Where did you get it from?
I think this is what Ian is referring to!
http://www.compass24.com/watersports...=100471-100472
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I think this is what Ian is referring to!
http://www.compass24.com/watersports...=100471-100472
Be sure that those vertical arms don't block off the scupper holes!
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I think this is what Ian is referring to!
http://www.compass24.com/watersports...=100471-100472
Thats the one .
It was well clear of the floor on my futura so no chance of blocking the drain holes .
I put 2 eyes in the transom and a strap around the tank to stop it lifting off the transom
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