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Old 01-08-2008, 18:55   #31
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How does the epoxy ply hold up to odor permutation? I had a good quality plastic tank at one time but after several years it really stated to smell bad. I took it out, cleaned it up, filled it with bleach, and let it sit out in the sun for a few weeks. It still stunk up the boat. I think the plywood tank is my next option.

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Old 01-08-2008, 21:11   #32
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So far, the epoxy/plywood combination has held up thirty years for diesel, and fifteen years for sewage. The one area I have decided NOT to use it is for water tanks, believing that water will absorb some of the nasty things that could ruin my day. For water I use polyethylene tanks. For the first two, no smells, no penetration of the barrier coat, no deterioration of the contact coat. And, they are very easy to fabricate.

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