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Old 22 March 2015, 11:57   #31
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Tank issues.

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I'm in the same predicament I've just removed 135 litre stainless tank from my boat (12 years old) and one of the welds has failed along the bottom of the tank. Once again I looked at plastic tanks and it looks like the manufacturers go out of their way to come up with dimensions that fit nothing. My tank sits in a moulded well under the console so it looks like custom job needed......my dilemma, 316 is about the same price as ali. and I'm not sure that 3mm ali is going to be much lighter than 1.5mm stainless. (The empty tank is surprisingly heavy.)......................
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Old 22 March 2015, 13:27   #32
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Look at international marine supplies for plastic tanks all shapes and sizes cheaper than s/s I wouldn't have a metal one for free my plastic is under the consul where I can check it out periodically the motor industry have gone plastic in many makes slung under the car if they are happy to put them there with all the grit & sh-t hitting it at speed I think under the consol is as good as it gets IMO
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Old 22 March 2015, 13:50   #33
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Problem stems from the fact that I have a moulded well that is 800mm x 350mm and it preserves the integrity of the sealed bilge section. I also have hight constraints as the tank projects forward under the suicide seat. So the largest tank I can get that would drop into the well (from International Marine) is 62 litres as opposed to 135 Litres with a custom steel tank. I'm not "anti plastic" and If I could have got an "off the shelf" I would have compromised down to maybe 100 litres but going below that means carrying jerry cans......not ideal.
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There are various people who custom make plastic tanks. Tek tanks come to mind but there are others.

No idea how price compares to metal.

They have concentrated on yachties who put tanks in awkward places..
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