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Replacing fuel tank #16202
04/13/15 12:34 PM
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Highland Park, NJ
Steve Buzbee Offline OP
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Mine is leaking and I have purchased a replacement. Does anyone have any tips on removing the old tank and installing the new?


Steve Buzbee
Blue Meanie J/30 #485
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Re: Replacing fuel tank [Re: Steve Buzbee] #16204
04/13/15 08:00 PM
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That is a head scratcher Steve, I will take a peek at mine tomorrow. Is your replacement the same shape and size?

Re: Replacing fuel tank [Re: Steve Buzbee] #16205
04/14/15 02:41 PM
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Yup!


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Re: Replacing fuel tank [Re: Steve Buzbee] #16206
04/14/15 03:09 PM
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Steve, I removed mine to clean it and had to cut away the fiberglass tabs holding it in place. With a bit of effort the tank then slid aft and out the storage cutout. I left the vertical section of the tabs in order to thru-bolt some new L-shaped plywood tabs that now hold the tank in it's place. Sam

Re: Replacing fuel tank [Re: Steve Buzbee] #16210
04/15/15 12:39 PM
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Steve Buzbee Offline OP
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That is kind of what I thought would be the way to do it. Thanks!


Steve Buzbee
Blue Meanie J/30 #485
Re: Replacing fuel tank [Re: Steve Buzbee] #18060
11/11/18 10:32 AM
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Steve, any suggestion for this project, since you went through it already. What mfg did you go with for the new tank? I Stopped up the drain holes from the engine and diesel compartment with oilsorb sheets to try to confirm the source is the tank.
I’m starting to see diesel in the bilge and it doesn’t look to be coming from the engine. I’m assuming, for OD rules, we can’t install a plastic or smaller tank?

Re: Replacing fuel tank [Re: Steve Buzbee] #18065
11/15/18 06:50 PM
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I actually found a used tank that was off a boat being "parted out". Pretty sure you have to stick w metal tank for OD, but you might want to ask LC. I did locate a fabricator who could make a new tank as I recall-I will see if I can find the info about it.


Steve Buzbee
Blue Meanie J/30 #485

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