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Old 14 November 2012, 17:09   #1
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I was thinking of installing a 90l fixed fuel tank rather than running with 2 x 30l Hulk tanks under the jockey console. However someone suggested that it was better to keep with the portable Hulk tanks as fixed tanks suffer from water and dirt. Any opinions? If I have another 30 litres it will increase the range, also I will not be swapping tanks after 30 miles. I can install a fuel gauge so will better know how much fuel I have. Any suggestions for a tank? Plastic or stainless?
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Old 14 November 2012, 17:14   #2
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plastic will be cheapest and that size it be ok, but say tec tank would be expensive
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I prefer fixed if possible and one with big enough access to clean it out every so often (yearly)? I've had it done to my boats a few times now and very pleased with the result

This one is 91 litres and I can give you the contact details of where I got it from
its different from most of the ones available as it is taller and narrower by just enough to make an easy fit inside consoles. I'll be back with a pic

By the way plastic or Ali for your tanks Stainless ain't so good


Also I'd advise that you still took some spare fuel
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Old 14 November 2012, 17:23   #4
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PLASTIC FUEL TANK 91x30x41cm 91L
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Which is the best plastic tank then? I just got all the tanks on ebay
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Old 14 November 2012, 18:48   #6
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FUEL TANK, PLASTIC, BOAT, FISHING, CRUISER, 91 LITRE | eBay

I used to get get mine from a different and more expensive supplier but this is the one I use
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I agree with RW - those tanks are made of a very heavy plastic and are much stronger than a lot of other inboard tanks on the market. They're also available in a 61/65 litre version, same height & width, but not so long:

FUEL TANK, PLASTIC, INBOARD, OUTBOARD, BOAT, FISHING, CRUISER, 62 LITRE | eBay
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I was thinking of installing a 90l fixed fuel tank rather than running with 2 x 30l Hulk tanks under the jockey console. However someone suggested that it was better to keep with the portable Hulk tanks as fixed tanks suffer from water and dirt. Any opinions?

I don't believe fixed tanks are polluted any more than portables. How often have you cleaned out your totable tanks?

A sensible fill/vent arrangement goes a long way, and access to the tank if you can get it (something I don't have; no problems in 6 years.)


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I can install a fuel gauge so will better know how much fuel I have.
That's a pipe dream IMO; boat fuel level gauges are inaccurate at best, and evilly misleading at worst.


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got mine here large range of shapes, sizes and accessories and good quality.
Tek-Group Ltd Fuel Tanks
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