I have a tank problem on my boat
. I have smelled diesel
in the bilge
and have drained the tank. Cut 2 large inspection ports
in the top and found only a little sludge in the bottom corner but when I cleaned it up, there was some minor pitting all over that bottom panel which must be how the fuel
got out. There must be a few pin holes. There was also a dark oily film covering the sides of the tank as well which wipes off. I assume this is diesel
I am going to thoroughly clean the tank inside however, what is the best way to deal with the pitting and leaks
. I thought of roughing it up and then using epoxy
and cover the whole bottom panel which is about 6 inches wide by 4 feet long.
Has anyone done this job successfully and if so, what did you use. Also what sealant
did you use to seal around the inspection ports
that diesel does not affect?
Thanks for the help, Randy