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Old 09 December 2015, 10:21   #21
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There are inboard tank caps that incorporate a one-way valve for venting. (not sure if that is compulsory in the USA for emission regs.....
On cars they're mandatory (in Calif, a car will fail the state emissions test if the fuel cap doesn't seal.) Don't think they're mandatory on boats, but I also don't know about requirements for inboards. I'm pretty sure that the vent on my built-in tank (30 gallon, feeding an F-115) is just a pipe to a hooded vent; no valving.


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(I've heard they don't get out of bed until the middle of the afternoon like our teenagers)
Perhaps, but we don't do as much soccer hooliganism either.

BTW, to the OP, I'd agree with 9D280 about going with 3D printing. Cheaper and faster than about any other solution for small quantities (unless you know a good machinist who will donate their time.)

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Old 09 December 2015, 14:57   #22
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Perhaps, but we don't do as much soccer hooliganism either.
My son just skips to "California time zone" for the weekend.
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Old 14 March 2016, 14:27   #23
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OK, long time no speak! I've designed up the quicksilver part and am now working on the hulk tank design. I've made a small website to sell the tank parts.

After months of fiddling it works nicely and makes it a lot easier to open in the cold!

There are two options for each version, ABS which looks nice and PETG which is much more robust but doesn't look as nice when done.

The site is at TheTankTop.co.uk.

comments most welcome!
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Old 22 July 2016, 07:59   #24
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Hi All, sorry if this comes across as spam! I've now finished and made up a Hulk Tank water cover that addresses the issue of it also being a pain to undo with wet hands. I'm going to be away so wont be able to ship next week but let me know your thoughts.
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