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Old 20 June 2016, 16:19   #11
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Originally Posted by Max... View Post
I think they are thermo welded. Not easy to repair. Never understood why no Chinese manufacturer is making an affordable version. Bladders work great on SIBs, much more space friendly than tanks.
I suspect there are regulatory issues, solid tanks are all certified/accredited. I think flexi tanks are really only sold for rescue / race use not "leisure". That of course doesn't stop some "grey" imports but probably restricts the market further, when actually most SIB owners manage fine with a plastic can - whilst its easier to store on "deck" a squidgy bag doesn't seem as reassuring for car transport or offloaded into your yacht locker. And I dare say, that anyone who has had issues filling up at the pump with a jerry can is really going to struggle with a bladder.
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