SailNet Community - View Single Post - Leaking fiberglass fuel tank
View Single Post
  #5  
Old 05-14-2013
hughdon hughdon is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
hughdon is on a distinguished road
Re: Leaking fiberglass fuel tank

Good Luck on your FG tank repair
I have a larger tank 75 gal that seeks slowly.
I believe (hope) it is pinholes at a seam. The boat has other tanks built the same way and none show delamination.
Someone has already commented that no repair 'sticks' to fuel impregnated surfaces. That is what I have found with my attempted repair. Now I have kept this 'extra' tank empty with a drying-out light bulb for sometime and will try again.
I would appreciate any advice.
When I was using the tank, I carefully monitored at what tank level it stopped leaking, thinking the leak might be higher up in the tank. It appears to be down low, but I am not certain.
A liner/badder is a good idea not possible.
I would appreciate any advice from others who have a leaky FG tank
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook