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Old 05-18-2017, 10:00 AM   #61
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Yeah, I've never heard of any problems with integrated tanks
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:03 AM   #62
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...and if the tanks do leak, how does one get to them for a fix/replacement?
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:54 PM   #63
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Hasn't Hatteras used integrated tanks for 30-50 years now?
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:01 PM   #64
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I cut out the port tank in my 44 chung waa 2 weeks ago. I30 gal app 1/8" thick. Took about 4 hrs and many saw blades. Went easier than I thought but still took me two or three days to recover. But of course I am 59
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:08 PM   #65
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FYI: Some of the early Krogen 42's have intriegal fuel tanks. I believe they changed to steel when they went into the big production years.

The water tanks are integral fiberglass on the Krogen 42's and there have been some failures. Repairs usually meant going through either the head floor or 2nd stateroom floor by removing the teak parquet, the plywood subfloor and then cutting open the tanks and repairing from the inside.
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Replaced fuel tanks

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Why can't those tanks develop a leak?


Giggitoni we both know anything can leak, given the right chain of events or circumstances. For me, it's about how to lower the likelihood of failure, and to date I don't believe any GH failures have occurred (hence my comfort).

(I'm probably jinxed now and I'll be the first)......[face in hands]

If I have to someday deal with it, this thread has had useful ideas and pictures of the project.

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Old 05-18-2017, 05:20 PM   #67
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Norm,

I hope you're right and never have to address your tanks. I like to say that having to replace tanks in any of our boats is like playing musical chairs...at my party when the music stopped, I was the one still standing!
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Just about to remove my tanks, 2 x 300 gal. and replace them with aluminum, 4 x 150 gal. The G.B. 42 Classic is located in Port Charlotte, on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Any suggestions on who to call to have the new tanks manufactured and installed.
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If all of these old iron/steel tanks are so strong and hard to cut out, doesn't it make sense to try to seal/repair them in place?? I know some may be rotted out on the bottom,or top, but most just leak in corners or seams - just seems like a lot of good iron in all of the old photos in this thread
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Just about to remove my tanks, 2 x 300 gal. and replace them with aluminum, 4 x 150 gal. The G.B. 42 Classic is located in Port Charlotte, on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Any suggestions on who to call to have the new tanks manufactured and installed.
Are you removing the tanks yourself?

I would talk to Vince at American Tanks.
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...Any suggestions on who to call to have the new tanks manufactured and installed.
Can’t help on the installation but RDS Manufacturing made our ABYC compliant custom tanks. No complaints other than they’re busy. They’re in Perry, FL so somewhat close.

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Just a side note, my stbd fuel tank started leaking about a month ago, now I have to figure out what to do... 1982 GB Motoryacht.
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[just seems like a lot of good iron in all of the old photos in this thread [/QUOTE]

I was lucky on the old boat. The tanks were relatively easy to get out of the laz. When I took them to the guy who was going to build new ones he said the same thing! He cut out the bad and welded in new metal, and added another clean out to the top.

My total cost less my labor was under $800.00. The tanks were sand blasted, repaired and new pickups/returns for engine, generator and fuel polishing and a second 14" clean out plate for each tank. Three coats of epoxy primer and three coats of white epoxy paint.

First photo shows tanks after blastin. You can see the fuel seepage on the right tank at top.

Second shot ready to install. Thanks to my brother in law for helping seal the inspection ports.

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If all of these old iron/steel tanks are so strong and hard to cut out, doesn't it make sense to try to seal/repair them in place?? I know some may be rotted out on the bottom,or top, but most just leak in corners or seams - just seems like a lot of good iron in all of the old photos in this thread


yep. My port tank was leaking at the welded seam.
Sealant did the trick.
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Evelyn B, where are you in Charlotte Harbor? I'm in Punta Gorda, and have been toying with the idea of removing my aging steel tanks, and would like to talk with you about it.
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If all of these old iron/steel tanks are so strong and hard to cut out, doesn't it make sense to try to seal/repair them in place?? I know some may be rotted out on the bottom,or top, but most just leak in corners or seams - just seems like a lot of good iron in all of the old photos in this thread
I was lucky with my tank failure since it wasn't structural so that's what I did on my ~10 yr old aluminum tanks. The thread is here.

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IF fuel tanks are not leaking , after a heavy rain take a look to make sure they are dry , top and bottom.
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Evelyn B, where are you in Charlotte Harbor? I'm in Punta Gorda, and have been toying with the idea of removing my aging steel tanks, and would like to talk with you about it.
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I'm at Charlotte Harbor Boat Yards. I'm currently in Mass. But will be onboard on Feb 19th.You can call me any time on my cell at 617-688-7101. Happy to share any info. I can provide.

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yep. My port tank was leaking at the welded seam.
Sealant did the trick.
Would love to know where mine is leaking, can't imagine how I would figure it out. No way to get under the tank, and only inspection port is really blocked by baffles inside to really see what is going on.

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Would love to know where mine is leaking, can't imagine how I would figure it out. No way to get under the tank, and only inspection port is really blocked by baffles inside to really see what is going on.



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