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Old 07 September 2016, 22:20   #1
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Novurania fuel tank leak repair

Any other repair solutions other than cutting deck an replacing tank? Ideas or your experience with an alternative fix for this appreciated
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Old 22 September 2016, 18:10   #2
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Most likely not on those.
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Old 22 September 2016, 19:23   #3
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If you google or search on this forum you'll find some old posts that touch on this subject. If I remember correctly that the internal aluminum fuel tanks were very prone to leaking.

Not much can be done for that; cutting them out is the way to go but it did not seem too big of a hassle other than make a very clean cut of the deck for aesthetic purposes so after the job is complete it looks good.
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There are a good few fixes for motor bike tanks that might work for you.

http://www.dimecitycycles.com/red-ko...ler-liner.html

Probably only get a few seasons out of it.
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From the site:
"Simply remove your tank, drain the fuel, swish a 50% mix of CLR and water around for about the length of your favorite Rockabilly song and then drain with a final swish of denatured alchohol. Now, dump half the can of RED-KOTEŽ Tank Sealer close the lid and roll it around coating the interior. That's it!"


And we're back to removal... And if you're going to do that, replace with something that will last a while to avoid doing it again.

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If you're going to cut stuff, providing you have access I can recommend the 1mm thick cutting discs for angle grinders. Keep it under control, take your time & the damage is minimal with clean cuts.
I use a lot of them cutting new steel for and rusty stuff out of cars.
A tool of the Fein MultiMaster type with appropriate blade is very good in awkward areas & very controllable. Use it a lot on cars, caravans & around the house. Bought mine used off ebay for a lot less than a new one. There are cheaper ones available.
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Been there, had reservations about using an angle grinder with the overpowering smell of petrol in the boat and the real possibility of petrol pooling under the deck.
We ended up abandoning the tank, pumping it full of expanding foam, and fitting an alternative tank under the rear bench seat......not the perfect solution but it worked.
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I have a leaking aluminium/aluminum tank, too. Replacement plastic tanks are available so the old one has to be removed if it's to fit in the same void. In my case, as I am in the Bahamas, where everything is double the price of in the USA, so am not buying a replacement tank. I am contemplating removing the tank and fibreglassing it. Has anyone done this and will it provide a long-term solution?
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Been there, had reservations about using an angle grinder with the overpowering smell of petrol in the boat and the real possibility of petrol pooling under the deck.
We ended up abandoning the tank, pumping it full of expanding foam, and fitting an alternative tank under the rear bench seat......not the perfect solution but it worked.
Thanks that is the solution I am going with.
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That is going to change the whole balance and probably have a negative effect on the performance of the boat. Not a good solution in my personal opinion. Also it will destroy the resale value if you ever decide to sell it.
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