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Old 01 February 2017, 04:35   #11
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Great video Jeff ! Very useful ! Yes, that's my tank exactly!
Shying away from cuttting out the whole console if I can help it, as I don't really want to disconnect all the controls and wiring.I am hoping to get in through the side of the console to access the tank. Either removing it completely( if feasible) or cutting a side out and top to install a smaller tank.Again its costs against use ! I have a local shop that will weld up any size I want and could
slip inside the old. But cost maybe a problem.Whereas a smaller plastic , will manage the trips I do . Even Amazon sell them with all fittings and free shipping !

https://www.amazon.com/Moeller-Marin...EBN3FNNFWC46DM

Will photo document, to let you know how it goes!
thanks for all the advice, cheers Dal
Dal as a suggestion if your console is the same why not fit a plastic tank under your helm seat as a quick fix or two small ones connect fuel lines together with a T piece and a cut off valve on one side then you have a reserve tank then at a later date cut out the front, then the tank fit a hatch and use the old tank for a bit of storage.
best of luck and some pics will be good when you do get around to it.

cheers jeff
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Old 01 February 2017, 22:40   #12
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tank ordered and should be here for the weekend. So no glassing these in as they have to allow for expansion.
Hmmm, hope those brackets do the job, as they look a little flimsy !
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tank ordered and should be here for the weekend. So no glassing these in as they have to allow for expansion.
Hmmm, hope those brackets do the job, as they look a little flimsy !
Post some pix of tank and brackets eh?
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It begins !

So started removing the old tank today and was surprised how well it went.!
Although I did splash out and buy a "rigid' cut off tool ! Great buy and would really recommend for this work !. Cuts flush to the deck and made the lower cut a piece of cake. Very little dust and thin blade, so not removing too much material. Made the vertical and horizontal cuts with my rotozip with plastic cutting blade. ( Used a piece of wood ,fixed to console with tape, to get a nice straight edge.)
Only snag I hit was, I measured the top cut at 22" from the deck. I found it didn't give me enough angle to get the tank out the side. So had to extend the cut across the console to remove enough, to pull the tank out the front.
Should have done that first time, as it gave me enough room to cut the glass securing the old tank. Also will make installing the new tank clips easier !
Took about 2 hours, so far. ! So old tank out, kicking back with a beer, waiting for the UPS guy !
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And the cutout, ready to be glassed back in, once the tank is installed.
Thinking of putting in a deck hatch, top mid area, so I can get my hand in to work the glass in.
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Post some pix of tank and brackets eh?
This is the tank I am getting. Smaller than the original , but fine for my trips.
Plus I keep 5 gallon backup, under the front "jump seat".
Will get some shots once it's installed, cheers Dal
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That's a pretty good price. I've always estimated custom aluminum here in our neighborhood at about $10/gallon.

American Tanks in El Cajon are the best.
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Actually they are about 3 miles away from me !
But pricing higher now, especially if you want a baffled tank ! So with all the fittings included, thought this plastic one was a good deal.
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Tank arrived !

So got the tank, but looks as though the brackets aren't going to work for my application. Seems they are for below deck tank installation and hold from the top. So going to have to rig up a tie down strap.
It recommends a neoprene base pad under the tank and strapping, to allow for expansion.(about 3% - 30 days after filling )
Tank looks substantial and well built though !
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Good job !

I can't help thinking that you should have had old tank repaired or replaced with like for like from XS Ribs or alternative supplier though.

Have you inspected old tank for source of leak and assessed it yet?
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