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Old 10-15-2008
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Silicone has very few uses on a boat IMHO. The stuff is useless for most applications on a boat, and downright dangerous in others.

Is the fitting on the tank leaking or is the connection leaking. If it is the latter, it can often be fixed by removing the hose and using teflon tape or plumbers putty on the connection and re-installing the hose. If the fitting actually has a pinhole leak, you can probably patch it pretty easily using the "repair candles" that are designed to patch PE tanks.
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