Originally Posted by Bubble Head
My wife and I have settled on a buying
a catilina morgan
for a Caribbean
cruiser. We found one we really like for a great price. The seller informed us there is a fuel leak. We dont know if the leak is from line or the tank. Let's assume the worst and the leak is from the tank!
If the price is right, can I get the tank out to fix it? Or is it an impossible task and move on?
Thanks for the advice (about fixing a fuel tank leak not opinions about morgans) in advance!
Leak from the tank is fixable. My organ 415 (before the classics) has its main fuel tank actually as 3 seperate 50gal tanks
with a manifold across the bottom. Each one can be removed seperately. Any boat that is 30ish years old is going to have issues. These are comparitivily simple boats with massively robust single
skin hulls that can take a beating. I'm in it for the long haul I really like my OI and I'm rebuilding everything (She was neglected and forgotten and I got her for a song!) but I enjoy the work
so its no big deal for me to replace a tank. I've already replaced the engine
, electrics, electronics
and resurfaced the entire aft cabin
. Thankfully these boats don't have keel tanks
which are a nightmare to deal with! Again fixable if you are up to it and the price is right. A new tank will be in the area of $2k (if you do the demo and install) so factor that in.