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Old 12-25-2015, 03:27 PM   #21
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This morning (Merry Christmas!) I went down and cut out a piece of the glass mat cover around two of the small spots to have a look underneath them. To my surprise, the mat was apparently glued at some point to the tank. The tank, when tapped with my finder and a small screwdriver, is actually in great shape! No dullness or thud and no smell of diesel at all. My cut was done with a box cutter, so not straight, but the cover came right off. A picture of the pieces is attached. It looks like rust, but appears to be only the glue used to attach to the tank.
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Old 12-25-2015, 03:37 PM   #22
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Good, you can now put away the Tums or Rolaids, whatever, and relax.
Repairing your cutouts will be minor (and good therapy).

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Old 12-26-2015, 10:08 PM   #23
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I'd go ahead and replace the tanks - just to be sure.
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Old 12-26-2015, 10:18 PM   #24
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...The fuel tank (1-singular) is not in the engine room, but on the other side of the bulkhead under the rear cockpit up against the bulkhead.... .
The location is the good news, often tanks are either side of the engine(s), which may have to come out, or a hole gets cut in the hull , yours is easily accessed if needs be. I don`t think it looks too bad, I`d be tempted to leave well alone, who knows what might happen when you start grinding back to take a look....
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Old 12-26-2015, 10:19 PM   #25
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I'd go ahead and replace the tanks - just to be sure.
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Old 12-26-2015, 11:30 PM   #26
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I'd go ahead and replace the tanks - just to be sure.
And you'd be prepared to pay for that really cheap option for him would you..?
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Old 12-26-2015, 11:36 PM   #27
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Mmm, I think (hope) Alormaria was being ironic.
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:34 AM   #28
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Glad the 'issue' is under control. When you get large flakes of rust is early enough to think of tank replacement. The pic shows what fell off the tank onto the hull. And there were only some pinhole leaks.
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:43 AM   #29
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"The location is the good news, often tanks are either side of the engine(s), which may have to come out, or a hole gets cut in the hull , yours is easily accessed if needs be."

This is the aluminum or steel boat option.

A GRP boat a proper repair would cost as much as a new hull, IF it could be done.
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"The location is the good news, often tanks are either side of the engine(s), which may have to come out, or a hole gets cut in the hull , yours is easily accessed if needs be."

This is the aluminum or steel boat option.

A GRP boat a proper repair would cost as much as a new hull, IF it could be done.
No it's a GRP option as well. And while not cheap, it doesn't cost as much as a new hull.
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