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Old 07-08-2019, 12:54 AM   #1
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1980 CHB fuel tank replacement process

Hi everyone,

I'm in process of buying a 1980 CHB, and the port tank is no longer in use and needs replacing. The boat comes with two new plastic fuel tanks, not yet installed. I've been reading many posts about cutting out the steel tanks, but I'm wondering how the plastic tanks go back in. They seem too big to fit past the engine (but I didn't take any measurements)

What am I in for here?
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Old 07-08-2019, 01:14 AM   #2
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I don't know about your particular CHB, but on most boats of this size, the fuel tanks can be replaced one of two ways. Either remove the engine and then replace the fuel tank(s); or cut up the leaky fuel tank and fit multiple smaller tanks in the available space.

I can't tell you whether the tanks you have will fit into the available space.
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Old 07-08-2019, 01:30 PM   #3
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I will take measurements when I go back to look at the boat next time.

From everything I have read the kind of tanks they are need to have the engine lifted to get them in. The smaller tanks, and more of them option sounds pretty darned good to me at this point, for a whole lot of reasons - installation ease, fuel quality issues, etc.
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