Thanks for your note. It didn't show up in our SailNet Email and I just saw it last night on the PSC Forum.
Actually, shortly after Sam posted his query he managed to get both the retaining bars off. We had the new aluminum tank made by John Justin of Custom Marine in CA who makes them for PSC. When Sam had asked Robin at PSC for the name of their supplier, he was told that they don't make a fiberglass tank for the Scheel keel boats. That settled the dilemma of which type of tank we should get. The new tank fit well and Sam's putting on the last hose connection now. The hardest part of our installation was getting the old tank out..we finally managed to get a strap under it and pull it up. The new tank has four metal tangs at the top that are perfect for lifting points. Wish the old one had had them.
Sorry to hear what an ordeal your installation turned out to be. Hope your securing straps work well. Best wishes.
Sam and Ginger
s/v Grace, PSC 34 #163