Originally Posted by Last Tango
I've been through the "coding" fiasco with a hard boat and yes, the location of the fuel tank could effect the stabitlity for heal and run off for the weather deck but it wouldn't dictate that the tank be "glassed in". A sealed screw down hatch would preserve the integrity of a weather deck and satisfy coding requirements.
They're cutting corners and leaving a real headache for future owners.
Well said and totally agree.
I can't imagine why you would not put in an inspection port to access your sole source of fuel not to mention access to pull out the tank (but that's for a different thread).
Just a small 6" leak proof port would suffice and would make life so much easier to clean, inspect, service and flush out your permanent tank for a long and healthy life. You could even get to the hose nipple and fuel gauge if postponed correctly.
Would that be asking for too much? I'm having a hard time appreciating stories who say otherwise considering that most quality boats have such access in the past. I don't think our problems of petrol in tanks will be improving in the future anytime soon.
As mentioned earlier, having a fuel polishing system could be really good and not that hard to implement but I guess that would require access to the tank.