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Old 10 November 2005, 08:56   #11
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You could always braze it using lumiweld or similar - use the soap trick and make sure you purge the tank VERY well - hot water and washing up liquid as someone else said.

I used a very botch job on an aluminium fuel tank once - sandpapered around the crack and used some solvent/thinners to remove any grease - then used plastic padding elastic car body filler - it was a central heating kerosene tank and it is still fine 15 yrs later!!! Doesn't look too pretty though!!!
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Old 10 November 2005, 09:06   #12
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Ribroy, if this boat is your business then do it properly. Rip the damed thing out of the boat and chuck it in a skip, then get a proper fuel tank fitted. If its cracked once, there is a problem and patching or welding isn't going to solve it, only mask it. I wouldn't have thought more than 2 weeks work to change and then you will know that the boat is safe. Petrol leaks on a charter boat, hmm nice

It must be getting kinda cold up there now, can you not find a two week window in the charter season to carry out the work ? If you want I will come and do it for you, getting quite good at changing consoles


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Old 10 November 2005, 10:58   #13
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The boat is still under warranty, but in that case I have to ship it to the UK, and be out of buisiness for some time.

Any advice of what to do ?

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I would suggest that you get in touch with the builders as soon as possible.

They may be able to offer a solution - or may even appoint local contractors to carry out repairs / replace tank on their behalf.

Tornados have a good reputation and I would have thought that the builder would stand by their product.

Probably best to talk with them rather than us!
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Old 10 November 2005, 12:02   #14
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Thanks a lot !

I think I go for Pete7's suggestion. I have already patched it with Plastick Padding, and as long as I dont top the tank it is no prob at all. The leak is so small that it has to be cold to locate it. If above 10 c it vaporises, before you can spot it.
I have no booking in Jan, so I put in a new tank then.

Thanks to all for your help

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Old 10 November 2005, 12:06   #15
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I would suggest that you get in touch with the builders as soon as possible.

They may be able to offer a solution - or may even appoint local contractors to carry out repairs / replace tank on their behalf.

Tornados have a good reputation and I would have thought that the builder would stand by their product.

Probably best to talk with them rather than us!
Tornado wanted the boat sent to UK, but I have just talked to the Norwegian distr. and he belive they agree that it is fixed here i N.

Where i N is the new home of your boat ?


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Old 14 November 2005, 06:58   #16
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Hi Roy

This is not the first issue with a cracking tank in a charter Tornado this year.

There is one here in Denmark too, but this crack was on the underside of the tank, and therefore had to be fixed at once.

I really don't think the boat went back to the UK, but I'm not sure.

Talk to Tornado, I think they would be keen on fixing this fast

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Old 16 November 2005, 18:04   #17
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I do not understant why a high quality boat like Torado still has the tank inside the console, on the deck. As far as I know, the tanks do not crack when not moving.
So, Dear Tornado, you do have a very good reputation in both Norway and Sweeden do not spoil it with tanks inside the console.
I have heared that Tornado are making an 11m rib where you can have the tank under the deck, if you are willing to pay, that is. This tank is made from the glassfiberconstruction already there, meaning they do not put any metal-tank there. Is this right, and does it work well?
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Old 16 November 2005, 18:25   #18
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Tornado wanted the boat sent to UK, but I have just talked to the Norwegian distr. and he belive they agree that it is fixed here i N.

Where i N is the new home of your boat ?


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Hi Roy,

I'm glad the builder has agreed to sort out your problems. I have just spent three days in court giving evidence against a difficult builder and neither the boat owner or the builder would say that it is a pleasant process.

Not sure where in Norway my Searider is. JBT sold the boat for me and they told me it was going to Norway.

Keep an eye out for it - it would be good to know it's gone to a good home.
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Old 17 November 2005, 13:40   #19
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Hi !

Not shure what will happend with the tank, still waiting an answer from the N dealer.

The crack is not from moving I think. Its a small dent i the middle of the plate 5 cm from the top, must have been some sort of external contact before the console was fitted ?

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Old 18 November 2005, 13:48   #20
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Pity about this, what a nuisance, Tornado has a good name, at least its above deck, even though its hard to get at
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