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Old 10-02-2009, 18:12   #16
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Well finally got the 75 gal aluminum tank out yesterday, and washing out the bilge it seems that there is a slight slope to the bottom draining it foreward. Which is exactly where most of the holes are in the tank!!
So I guess, I will just keep it as it is, but 5200 some HDEP strips to the bottom of the tank to keep it above the water and allow air to circulate better.
Thanks for all the suggestions. I learned a bit more than I used to know.
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Make sure your new tank has access ports for cleaning, and I would recommend plumbing in separate pickup and return tubes for fuel polishing.
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Make sure your new tank has access ports for cleaning, and I would recommend plumbing in separate pickup and return tubes for fuel polishing.

Spent today cutting out 2 more access hatches for it, and pressure washing the inside. I plan on using marine tex to fill in the mulitiudes of pin holes, and then fiberglassing over up to the top of the tank, then lining the interior with red coat Fuel Tank Sealer

A new tank is 950 bucks, and this will cost ~100 tops to repair. Most of the stuff I have.
Then I plan to epoxy High density polyplastic cutting board material 2" high stips to the base to keep it out of the bilge water.
This should last 20 years or more.

I have 2 pickups already plus 2 returns. Getting the tank out was a real hassle but in the end well worth the time and trouble.
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