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Old 16 September 2011, 19:55   #31
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New stainless tank is already in, this one has decent welds and is made of thicker sheet.
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Old 16 September 2011, 20:32   #32
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Oh, how this reads just like my under deck tank.I have been suffering from exactly the same problem.. The tanks were pressure tested when fitted and I think are encased in some type of expanding yet still I manage to get water in them! I cant find any petrol running out of the drainage channel into the transom well but I have resorted to using a 30l external tank until I can get them properly looked over during the winter.

Did you not consider a plastic tank?

I thought my bill was bad last year @ 500 for the engine to be flushed through and an injector replaced...Yours just makes me cry!
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Old 17 September 2011, 04:44   #33
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Osprey tanks are all made out of GRP the guy who builds the hulls molds all the tanks as well. I have never heard of an Osprey tank cracking..
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Old 03 October 2011, 07:09   #34
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Got the boat back on Friday, engines running smoother than ever before. Trying an insurance claim for the damage, got my fingers crossed but not counting on it.

For those that want them I now have 12 knackered injectors sitting in my garage, as soon as I know that the insurance co doesn't need them anyone who wants to take one is very welcome.
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Old 15 March 2012, 07:45   #35
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For those that may find themselves in this same situation.

After a bit of arguing I managed to get the insurers to pay for the cost of the new injectors on the basis that this was collaterell damage from the cracked fuel tank, I have paid for the new tank myself. Bishop Skinner were a great help on this and gave great service.
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