Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Redondo Beach, California
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PSC 34 fuel tank
I think I'm developing a leak at the bottom of my fuel tank. Pretty hard to tell though but seems my most logical conclusion based on location of buildup and the age of the tank. Its an original 1988. I see at the aft upper outboard corners of the tank tubes that are welded to the tank of approx 1.5" diameter.
Anyone know anything about these? Are they just for support? When removing then tank do I just cut through them? Any other difficulties in removing the tank? Read a thread sometime back but can't seem to search it out about getting a new replacement from the original manufacturer of the tank here in California. Anyone have a name for that place? Does a stainless tank make sense? The last one lasted 21 years so alum is probably okay I'd guess. Seems like a very scarey project but fortunately as best I can tell it appears to be fairly straight forward. I heard the new PSC fiberglass replacement is in the neighborhood of $3k. I'd prefer $1k or less if I can swing it.
S/V Charity Rose
'88 PSC 34