Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 28 September 2016, 07:32   #21
Member
 
sailrib's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Town: global
Boat name: VSR
Length: 5m +
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 115
Quote:
Originally Posted by dubrus View Post
I don't know what the problem is here sailrib and what good the maker will be other than tell you where the tank is located.
Yes Dubrus, the location specs/drawing and construction details of deck. Any tricks they may have learned along the way with the numerous Novurania ribs that needed tanks replacements. Stuff like that.

It would go a long way compared to having a go at it, cutting the floor up blindly trying to figure out where the tank may be. It will certainly limit the foot print and eye sore if knowing that detailed information. Kind of a measure twice, cut once thing.

And yes, an above deck exposed plastic petrol tank is certainly another option. Novurania's are not known for large easily accessible storage spaces.

I feel bad for the OP, it's not a fun thing to deal with limited options; when I think of ribbing I like to think of fun rather than doom. I hope he finds a solution he's happy wth.
__________________

__________________
sailrib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 September 2016, 09:22   #22
Member
 
dubrus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Make: Ribcraft 6.8
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki df200
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,601
It will do no harm to ask them for sure but it doesn't need to be doom and gloom if there is space for a deck tank, they will be back on the water in no time.

Unfortunately a lot of ribs have this type of tank arrangement, including my own.
__________________

__________________
dubrus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 28 September 2016, 09:50   #23
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: S. Carolina
Boat name: D560
Make: Avon
Length: 5m +
Engine: Merc 100hp
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 806
I'd just throw a 12 gallon topside tank on it and run it.

That's what I'm doing right now... My boat did not have a factory below-deck fuel tank.
__________________
Richard
Gluing geek since 2007
office888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28 September 2016, 13:44   #24
Member
 
gtflash's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: southampton
Boat name: TOP CAT 2
Make: Scorpion 8.1
Length: 8m +
Engine: 250hp HO
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,209
Quote:
Originally Posted by Last Tango View Post

Thanks for links. I wouldn't use either of them In my boat mind. Absolutely love the uk sealants web site. A supplier that understands some people like technical data sheets. Great find.
__________________
gtflash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 October 2016, 20:41   #25
Member
 
idsebby's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Town: WAterford
Boat name: na
Make: Rimini
Length: 5m +
Engine: dt85
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 237
Rinse out the tank well and don't bother with foam once it's dry it's dry right.
Why bother filling it with foam? Or am I missing something. It's not like gas is gonna get back in it.
__________________
idsebby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 October 2016, 07:42   #26
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Denny
Boat name: Hebridean Storm
Make: Coastline
Length: 6m +
Engine: Honda 130hp
MMSI: 235107505
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 544
Quote:
Originally Posted by idsebby View Post
Rinse out the tank well and don't bother with foam once it's dry it's dry right.
Why bother filling it with foam? Or am I missing something. It's not like gas is gonna get back in it.
I'd never trust it to be free of petrol fumes and if it's leaked out petrol it could leak in water.
Depending on where the leak is, you could end up with half a tank of water that you can't get out.
__________________
Last Tango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03 October 2016, 08:05   #27
Member
 
dubrus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Make: Ribcraft 6.8
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki df200
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,601
Drop a match in the tank, that will tell you if you have vapour!

Will get good access to the tank then if there are vapours.
__________________
dubrus is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03 October 2016, 15:07   #28
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Denny
Boat name: Hebridean Storm
Make: Coastline
Length: 6m +
Engine: Honda 130hp
MMSI: 235107505
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 544
Quote:
Originally Posted by dubrus View Post
Drop a match in the tank, that will tell you if you have vapour!

Will get good access to the tank then if there are vapours.
Better still, get your boss to do it for you.
__________________
Last Tango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 October 2016, 10:22   #29
Member
 
idsebby's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Town: WAterford
Boat name: na
Make: Rimini
Length: 5m +
Engine: dt85
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 237
Honestly I have had loads of experience with blowing up petrol cans. I am only proud because I came away with my life . I Don't think a washed out stainless or even plastic tank will be very dangerous if rinsed out properly. Fumes need gas to become fumes if you get out the gas and air out the fumes your not gonna have a bother. Petrol will not reappear in your tank over night if it did we all would be spending much less every trip . If you are worried about water getting back in the tank just seal it with some tank seal. Or throw some old paint in then run your electric inflation pump into the tank to dry it. Just do this after its washed and dried out.
__________________
idsebby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 October 2016, 11:35   #30
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Denny
Boat name: Hebridean Storm
Make: Coastline
Length: 6m +
Engine: Honda 130hp
MMSI: 235107505
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 544
Quote:
Originally Posted by idsebby View Post
If you are worried about water getting back in the tank just seal it with some tank seal. Or throw some old paint in then run your electric inflation pump into the tank to dry it. Just do this after its washed and dried out.
So if the leak is near the top of the tank, say near the filler or vent fitting how much paint are you going to put in. there's no access to see where the leak is or to try to repair it. My own tank was relatively easy to remove, Coastline had fitted it in a sealed well under the console, but even with it removed it was difficult to find. With the Ribeye we even tried with an endoscope to find the leak (only 10 years old) but no chance.
__________________

__________________
Last Tango is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:35.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.