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Old 26 September 2016, 06:40   #1
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Fuel Tank Supplier / Fabricator - Scotland

I am looking to get a fuel tank for underneath the jockey console on my Avon SR4.7m, (I have the standard console) and was wondering if anyone could recommend a supplier or fabricator of such fuel tanks in Scotland, either in stainless of plastic I am looking to try and get about a 60-70 litre tanks under the seat.

If you would be able to recommend someone that would be great.
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Old 26 September 2016, 08:13   #2
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I used this lot (not in Scotland).

Very, very impressed with the quality but not particularly cheap.

High Quality Stainless Steel Tanks, Aluminium Tanks Northampton - Metal Tank Manufacturers | Jay Wolfe Metal Work

(Marine grade aluminium, did some research & asked some people who should know and the consensus was ali's the way to go)
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Old 26 September 2016, 14:05   #3
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I used this lot (not in Scotland).

Very, very impressed with the quality but not particularly cheap.

High Quality Stainless Steel Tanks, Aluminium Tanks Northampton - Metal Tank Manufacturers | Jay Wolfe Metal Work

(Marine grade aluminium, did some research & asked some people who should know and the consensus was ali's the way to go)
Bought stuff from him spot on
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Old 26 September 2016, 16:24   #4
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Really interested how you get on with this as I have been thinking about doing the same thing with my SR 4.7 !
At the moment my fuel tank is sat right next to the transom & in the way !.
Also been thinking about making the seat removable & cutting access through the top of the fibre glass so I could easily get access to items stored underneath ! (like the pic below on this well thought out & sorted Sea Rider)
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I have also been looking at the plastic fuel tanks & was watching this item for sale tonight but didn't bid as I don't know the dimensions of seat (Boat isn't kept at home!)



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162209208303

Deck Fill Fitting Kit - Inboard Fuel Tank For Deck Filling Boat Sailing New A313 | eBay

Fuel 38MM Deck Filler For Internal Fuel Tank Boat Yacht Sailing - New DS20 | eBay


I know Custom Rib fitted a fuel tank recently in a Sea rider they refurbed !!







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Keep us updated please how you get on !

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Old 27 September 2016, 04:25   #5
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These are very helpful and very well priced. Delivery is 'free'

Fuel Tanks

Mark is the contact for bespoke fabrications: mark@obpltd.com

These are not RCD compliant - but unless you are coding this should not matter. Tanks are pressure tested and almost any configuration of filler, vent and outlet are possible



,,, replaced my old plastic reserve tank that had developed a leak recently. Order to delivery in 7 days ! I went for baffled aluminium
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Old 27 September 2016, 05:54   #6
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Hello Fred,

I will let you know how I get on with this and put some photos up as well. I have my tanks beside the transom and want to clear that area too. The job Custom Rib did looked really smart. I am looking into plastic tanks as well but am struggling to get something that will fit. I will keep you posted.
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Old 27 September 2016, 05:55   #7
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Thank you, I will check them out and get a price.
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Old 27 September 2016, 06:31   #8
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If its a 4.7 standard consol you can get 2 x 22l litre hulk tank to go underneather without cutting into the deck which houses air bladders by the way

On the 4.0 meter SR only one Hulk tank will fit (22L) under and the battery. if you need additional fuel then the Hulk Tank 12L Fits under the Front as last picture shows.

Non of the Tek Tanks as shown Fred work as too wide.
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Old 27 September 2016, 08:12   #9
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Thanks for the photos Matt. That looks like a good set up too. I maybe asking a silly question but is it possible to fill up the fuel tanks without lifting the seat up? I do have a standard console but the sides have been glassed over.

I would not want to cut into the deck, just a tank that sits on the deck under the seat.
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Old 27 September 2016, 10:04   #10
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No Worries. fuel fill.tilt seat up and cut a 5 inch hole for both.. positions the holes and fuel tank filler position away from edges so as to keep structural rigidity..



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Thanks for the photos Matt. That looks like a good set up too. I maybe asking a silly question but is it possible to fill up the fuel tanks without lifting the seat up? I do have a standard console but the sides have been glassed over.

I would not want to cut into the deck, just a tank that sits on the deck under the seat.
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