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Re: Fuel tank longevity

To all who replied (so far),

Thank you for sharing your collective wisdom. Sounds like keeping a dry bilge, protecting the tank from bolts and other things that will turn the tank into a "battery" along with regular inspection all define optimal standard operating procedures.

I did pull our tank a few years ago and it looked great. The former owner did install hemicylindrical pvc to keep it from moist surfaces.

I'll take another look at it before I shove off for 8 months.

I'm curious what sort of camera is used to conduct inspections. Is it fiber optics?

Again - thanks to all of you who shared your wisdom and this message is NOT intended to stop the thread. I'd love to hear more - if there's more to tell.

Bob Steneck
PSC 34 Alaria
Christmas Cove, Maine
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