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Re: Fuel tank longevity

The tank in our 1984 PSC 34 is the original tank. So far, so good.

We're pretty diligent about tank cleanliness and inspections. I use a scope camera to do inspections on the underside, and to make sure there's no contact with the tank bottom and keel bolts. The old tanks do 'belly' a bit as time passes. Keeping the bilge as dry as possible, already mentioned, is also key to tank maintenance.

Bill & Lisa Ballard
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1984 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 34, Hull #16

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