Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
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installing a new gas tank for my 28' boat
I have a 34 year old Spirit 28, with original tank and motor (yanmar2qm15)
As any who has read my posts will know, I have had MUCH trouble since buying the boat in June with that engine.
As it turns out, it was primarily dirty injectors and crappy fuel - fuel from a rusty old tank. In fact, there is so much rust from this tank the filters were filled with a fine red mud after only a few weeks of sailing.
A friend has given me a new aluminium tank (approximately the same size, also a 20 gallon tank) and I am hoping to install it over the winter/spring as the boat is now on the hard.
Unfortunately, it looks like the only way to get at the tank is to pull out the engine first - a formidable task. I have experience with car engines, but little with marine diesel engines.
Does anyone have experience with this?
1979 Glastron Spirit 28, Hull #28.
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