My friend's boat has a large 40 gallon plastic petrol tank. The deck
ope is not large enough to facilitate removal
of the tank. There is no suitable inspection
ope and the only means of inspection
is to remove the sender probe, leaving a 40mm ope. He has had a few attempts at cleaning
it, prompted by recurring fuel
problems since he bought the boat last year. He has drained the fuel
from the tank - he showd me a pic of the fuel after he had allowed it to settle there was a fair deal of crud in the bottom of the glass container. But he is unsure if he has removed the crud entirely :- with baffles in the tank he thinks flow could be considerably restricted -and with the setup as described he can not just give the tank a good shake or inversion or onspection..
He is now seriously considering cutting up the tank (please no H&S advice) and removing same and replacing with a smaller removable tank which could be shaken about and cleaned much more easily. This seems so drastic that I thought I would ask if anyone had dealt successfully with this problem by clever ways of cleaning
Thanks in anticipation of your help.