Originally Posted by Hightower
The fiberglass tanks Osprey make aren't built in so to speak. They are made on the bench and then glassed in place. But once glassed in place they form part of the boat and are removed by having to cut out the deck and console which isn't a five min job which kind of makes it a built in tank.
My last RIB had a poly tank and that was buried under a deck and consol too and obviously involved alot of work to remove, as I'm sure stainless ones are on other RIBs. Does this make them "built in"?
Firstly grp tanks are no problem to diesel fuel. The grp minesweepers made for the navy have them but there enormous..
The us are having a few problems with grp tanks using Petrol as there adding ethanol and that.s making the tanks erode and disintegrate ..
Any tank that is NOT removable will be either built in or fixed in .
Fixed tanks can be removed by removing fittings and fixings.
Built in is usually inaccessible..
Thinking I was going to use grp as a built in tank. Then thoughts went to Stainless steel.
But now thinking of Plastic tanks Not built in but accessible..