Internal Fuel Tank Install
My setup currently uses 2 x 24L plastic tote tanks up against the transom. My RIB also has a 40L internet fuel tank in the bow, however this internal one is fibreglass, which has been "recalled" by the manufacturer... I've read about the potential issues with fibreglass tanks, esp when using 10% ethanol petrol etc...
I want to replace the fibreglass internal tank with something I can use - either stainless steel, or plastic... (unless there is a miracle method to make a fibreglass tank usable?!)
The manufacturer has replacement tanks (well, were getting some in months ago but I still haven't heard anything...!) but I don't really want to deal with them as their service is terrible... so I'm thinking of just going to a boat builder and getting an internal fuel tank that fits.
So I guess I'm just really after some hints/advice on what to look out for when going to a boat builder, so I know what needs to be done and how long it should take them etc etc...
And do I go plastic or s/s for the new tank? Or does it not matter?
And also, I still want the option to use the tote tanks aswell as internal tank (for long trips), so in terms of connections, but I guess I'd just be able to disconnect the main fuel line from outboard so I can plug in a fuel line from tote tank? A selector would be good so i can simply turn a knob and change fuel line from internal to tote, and then still go through same fuel filter...
I've attached a few pics - the first, the tank is under the box step, under anchor locker.
2nd and 3rd just looking down inspection hatch to existing fibreglass tank.
What would the boat builder chop out to get to it? Hull? Floor? Or just anchor locker/step?
Any advice is most appreciated! It's gonna be alot of money so I want to get it right!