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Old 11-11-2021, 17:23   #16
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Re: 2005 Broadblue 42 fuel tank repair

Soldering sounds the best idea to me.
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Old 12-11-2021, 04:37   #17
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Re: 2005 Broadblue 42 fuel tank repair

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What does food grade epoxy have to do with a fuel tank repair?

My bad. I apologize—- thought this was the water tank.
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Re: 2005 Broadblue 42 fuel tank repair

We did this work couple of times, actually two of the aluminum fuel tanks of my Nauthitec 46 have been corroded and started leaking and we had to change both of them. Unfortunately most idiot manufacturers install the tanks in the bilge when the boat is wide open and you cannot take them out later in one piece. We had to cut the galley carefully and after taking out the tanks and replacing with the new ones, we installed and sealed the buttom of the galley. It's barely visible..
Welding the fuel tank can be very dangereous and difficult. Moreover, if you have the pitting corrosion (which was our case) you have plenty of small holes and you cannot repair by welding. I know there are some chemicals to block the holes and we never tried. All will depend on what kind of holes you have, in which part of the tank and how accessable these areas from the top. Again most of the manufacturers don't even put a manhole to have acces to it. Leave alone the welding, you cannot even see inside and clean it if necessary..


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