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Old 16 January 2016, 12:37   #1
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Fuel tank questions

Was planning a trip out this weekend so went down to the boat yesterday and put 60 Lts of unleaded in, was a but puzzled after I had finished when I noticed that there was a steady stream of water running out of the drain at the back of the boat. Thatís when I realised it was unleaded, bloody tank was leaking.

The tank is under the deck which would mean removing the console, seats and then the deck its self, not something I am planning to tackle right now.

Plenty of space in the console so I am planning to fit a plastic tank inside. The challenge is access, it is going to have to fit through a hatch, I need a minimum of 75lts ideally 100 in total. 3 questions to the forum:

1 Has anyone ever connected 2 smaller tanks together, I am thinking connect the two breathers into one vent, block off one filler and pick up and use skin fittings and fuel hose to link the tanks together? Key point is that I must be able to fill both tanks from one filler.

2 Tek Tanks look like the oneís, any others I should be looking at?

3 Anyone know of a supplier of flexible tanks that could be squeezed through a small gap?

Should point out that I am looking for off the shelf solutions, rather than bespoke, the Bank Manager insists!!

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Old 16 January 2016, 14:06   #2
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There are a number out there but not known for being cheap - these are the ones I was looking at, gave up and just strapped in a 2nd plastic tank - Collapsible Fuel Tanks and Bladders for Aviation and Marine - Turtlepac

A few of these together may work if you link them some how - Avon Military and Profesional - Flexible Fuel Tank

Can you put a couple of plastic ones else where on board till you sort it proper?
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Had the same thing happen to mine last week, 160ltr s/s underdeck started leaking. I havd been looking at fitting a low profile plastic off the shelf tank in my console as it only has a small opening. There are a few on ebay or seach online for low profile tanks
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There are a number out there but not known for being cheap - these are the ones I was looking at, gave up and just strapped in a 2nd plastic tank - Collapsible Fuel Tanks and Bladders for Aviation and Marine - Turtlepac

A few of these together may work if you link them some how - Avon Military and Profesional - Flexible Fuel Tank

Can you put a couple of plastic ones else where on board till you sort it proper?
Thanks Treerat, the Australian stuff looks good, I will ask if they have any dealers in the UK.

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Was planning a trip out this weekend so went down to the boat yesterday and put 60 Lts of unleaded in, was a but puzzled after I had finished when I noticed that there was a steady stream of water running out of the drain at the back of the boat. Thatís when I realised it was unleaded, bloody tank was leaking.

The tank is under the deck which would mean removing the console, seats and then the deck its self, not something I am planning to tackle right now.

Plenty of space in the console so I am planning to fit a plastic tank inside. The challenge is access, it is going to have to fit through a hatch, I need a minimum of 75lts ideally 100 in total. 3 questions to the forum:

1 Has anyone ever connected 2 smaller tanks together, I am thinking connect the two breathers into one vent, block off one filler and pick up and use skin fittings and fuel hose to link the tanks together? Key point is that I must be able to fill both tanks from one filler.

2 Tek Tanks look like the oneís, any others I should be looking at?

3 Anyone know of a supplier of flexible tanks that could be squeezed through a small gap?

Should point out that I am looking for off the shelf solutions, rather than bespoke, the Bank Manager insists!!

Regards

Andy
Breathers.....no problem but unless you "T" the fillers they won't transfer fast enough when you're filling. I'm guessing the plan is to put stop valves to select the tank to draw from otherwise you'll draw air from which ever tank empties first.
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1 Has anyone ever connected 2 smaller tanks together, I am thinking connect the two breathers into one vent, block off one filler and pick up and use skin fittings and fuel hose to link the tanks together? Key point is that I must be able to fill both tanks from one filler.

2 Tek Tanks look like the oneís, any others I should be looking at?

3 Anyone know of a supplier of flexible tanks that could be squeezed through a small gap?

Should point out that I am looking for off the shelf solutions, rather than bespoke, the Bank Manager insists!!

Regards

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Breathers.....no problem but unless you "T" the fillers they won't transfer fast enough when you're filling. I'm guessing the plan is to put stop valves to select the tank to draw from otherwise you'll draw air from which ever tank empties first.
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