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Old 06-06-2023, 08:10 AM   #1
Vessel Name: sea ductress
Vessel Model: chb 34
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Chb34 fuel tanks

Hi, everyone
Ive owned a 34 chb for 9 years and while Iíve heard
Its common i just now have developed a fuel tank leak
From my understanding rust eventually causes leak and tank need to be replaced .
I would love any feedback from people who have replaced their tanks Ö.. cost and the name of the place that does it etc. i have heard it runs like 6,000$ and itís a big project ! I live in Southern California on.catalina island
Thanks for any help you can send my way
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Old 06-06-2023, 08:19 AM   #2
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Vessel Name: Luna C.
Vessel Model: 1977 Marine Trader 34DC
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I think $6000 dollars is about what you would pay for new tanks, valves and fuel lines.

NickF. has a great write up on his replacement of the starboard tank, I opted for 2 smaller plastic tanks. If you were to pay a yard it wouldn't surprise me at $20,000.

If I were to have to consider it again I should have cut access ports to inspect the inside of the tank to see if repairing in place or epoxy coating the inside could be considered. Nothing lost if you have to cut them out anyway.

These below are 2 of my threads on the same project.
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