Lance835, sorry to hear you are dealing with a leaking fuel tank
. I had the same problem on my starboard fuel
tank which as you know is below he sole, the galley
and all of the cabinets.
Have been able to locate the leak? Mine was just a tiny weeping from a weld at the bottom outboard
edge. No amount of leaking is acceptable so it had to be fixed. If the tank could be removed it could be re welded but there is no way to get it out without major demolition of the interior
. One yard wanted to cut a hole through the hull
below the waterline large enough to pull the tank out sideways. No thanks, I said.
I decided to go with a custom built flexible tank inserted inside the existing tank. This required opening up the top of the tank, grinding out the baffles (really smooth), lining the old tank with dry deck
tiles and inserting the custom tank. Of course, after cutting out the baffles, the more exacting your measurements of the inside of the tank the better for the manufacture of the custom flexible tank.
This was more than 10 years ago so I don't recall
right off the cost or the supplier of the custom tank but you can google
it and get relevant current
As I said this installation
is more than 10 years old now with no problems. I'm dreading the day the same issue happens on the port tank because there is no access hatch
in the sole in the quarter cabin
above the tank.
Best of luck in dealing with this problem.