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Old 14 January 2006, 06:50   #1
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Fueltank made of Rubber?

Hi.
After having some troubles with leaking fueltanks are we now looking for a better solution. We have heard that Fabio Buzzi RIBs are using fueltanks made of rubber??? Also that army tanks are using rubber fueltanks that also is self repairing?
I think that this sounds like a good idea and I would very much like to find out more about this.

- Is there anyone who know anything about rubber fueltanks?
- Is there anyone who has any experiences with tanks like this?
- Anyone who knows where to get hold of a fuel tank made of armed rubber?


In advance, thank you very much for all help.
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Old 14 January 2006, 07:30   #2
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Rubber bladder tanks are often used on yachts for water or fuel. The great thing is you can shove them within reason anywhere, as long as there are no sharp edges. They are made of tough rubber. Try www.vetus.com . They are a huge dutch operation that supply quality kit.
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Old 14 January 2006, 07:38   #3
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Paul Tilley, a member of this site makes them - ww.tidel.biz look for stowaway tanks............
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Old 20 January 2006, 11:23   #4
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We are agents for NAUTA Flexible fuel tanks. Can be used for Diesel or petrol. They are available in 25, 35, 50 or 70lt.

http://www.pennel.fr/Pages/orca_acce..._fuel_tank.htm
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We are agents for NAUTA Flexible fuel tanks. Can be used for Diesel or petrol. They are available in 25, 35, 50 or 70lt.

http://www.pennel.fr/Pages/orca_acce..._fuel_tank.htm
Whats the prices for these? There aren't any on the site.
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Old 21 January 2006, 04:38   #6
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25lt = 203.42
35lt = 205.25
50lt = 208.66

all inc. vat.
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Old 21 January 2006, 04:38   #7
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They're not cheap! I've had a Nauta 70 ltr flexible for three years now and it's provided excellent service. I use it as an additional tank lashed down on the foredeck, for long runs (Scillies etc) then fold it up when I get there and put it away.

They are well made and because they are certified for both marine and aviation use, they are, I guess, hi-spec, hence the high price. (Show me anything to do with aircraft parts that's cheap and I'll bet it's a fake).

Anyway, don't want to steal Ribshop's thunder but I would expect to pay in the low hundreds

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OUCH!!! Guess a flexible tank will have to wait a bit!
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