Save your money
. A few months ago, my filters clogged with sludge. I contacted a fuel polisher who wanted $500, plus $200 to cut one access port into the tank so he could pressure wash it. No thanks!
Instead, I had three 6" diameter plates fabricated, with semi-circular backing plates
. I bought buna-N gasket
material from Amazon, and 24 stainless nuts and bolts. The total cost was less then $60.
After drilling the bolt holes and cutting the gaskets, I went down to the boat. I cut three 5" access holes with a hole saw--one in each of the three chambers (I have 2 baffles). I wiped the entire tank clean, drilled bolt holes, installed the gaskets, backing plates
, and port covers. The entire project
(once everything was fabricated) took two hours on the boat. And, since this was my first time, I spent most of that time scratching my head
and staring at it.
Don't be afraid--do it yourself! I can email
drawings of my covers and backing plates, as well as photos, if you're interested.