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Old 19 April 2015, 18:31   #1
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Old fuel tank

Here is the existing fuel tank in the jockey console of a Rib I recently acquired. Should I be looking at a new tank or does this look like it might have some life left? I haven't peeked inside yet. Hopefully its just some surface rust?

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Old 19 April 2015, 20:07   #2
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I wouldn't trust it. Looks like very old mild steel so has no place on a boat.
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It's a rectangular tank ? Should be able to get a plastic replacement without busting the bank and it looks a pretty simple job to fit. On some boats (mine) half the boat has to get pulled apart to get at it.
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Thanks guys. Yes its a simple rectangular tank that easily slides out of the console. A new plastic tank it is! I already had a fuel tank leak last year so I would rather not risk one again.
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If you find a production plastic tank, let me know. I've been looking because I'd love to keep the transom clear. So far, I haven't found anything narrow enough to fit in the jockey seat on my SR5.4.
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Good range of plastic tanks here:
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New tank arrived and its an exact fit. Excuse the mess, I am in the middle of stripping everything off the console.

Its a Moeller 19 gallon. 47" by 10.25" by 10.19"
ncp, not sure if its a fit for the SR jockey seat?
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Close... My seat only is 41" x 10" narrowing to 9" at the bottom.

I got an Moeller 18 gallon that's going to have to suffice. Anyone have suggestions on where to mount the fuel filter/water separator? I'd love to be at to bond some Starboard with 5200 to the side of the tank and mount it there - the transom is already sort of full.
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