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Old 11 February 2012, 02:16   #1
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Fuel Tanks

Was wondering what your opinions are regarding the best option for fuel tanks:
a) Built in stainless steel tanks
b) Built in aluminium tanks
c) Built in "plastic" tanks
d) Loose plastic cans
e) Nauta flexible tanks

Pros? Cons? Recommendations?

I am tending towards the flexible tanks for my boat, even though they are probably the most expensive option, because I can fit them inside my console and will be able to carry 50% more fuel than the current plastic cans in the same space, and will eliminate the annoying petrol smells.

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Was wondering what your opinions are regarding the best option for fuel tanks:
a) Built in stainless steel tanks
b) Built in aluminium tanks
c) Built in "plastic" tanks
d) Loose plastic cans
e) Nauta flexible tanks

Pros? Cons? Recommendations?

I am tending towards the flexible tanks for my boat, even though they are probably the most expensive option, because I can fit them inside my console and will be able to carry 50% more fuel than the current plastic cans in the same space, and will eliminate the annoying petrol smells.

Happy boating,
I like inbuilt S.S like most commercial,military,and heavey duty user applicatins,Alan Priddy springs to mind We all know the problems let alone the Dangers of ruptured fuel tanks.RIB's (especialy in heavey weather) put ALOT of stress on ALL the componant parts of the Boat.Under deck tanks also give you alot more space on deck,and in a well designed Boat enhance handleing.Apart fom maybe out and out Race boats,where weight must be kept to a minimum, why not go for the strongest,most proven option?
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