Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
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Replacing the tank (literally cutting it out if fiberglass and putting in a poly tank complete with strapping it down) is not a option?
If you have access ports and skinny arms with double joints that's probably the best option, including popping the top, it's certainly the cheapest option. Get a 20 buck steam cleaner (late night T.V. -or make your own) while you are at it.
If ethanol use continues it will be needed sooner or later anyway. The only problem with poly tanks is no baffles, and lack of the ability to make a custom shape.
Forgive me, for I'm sure you have mentioned it, but I'm unsure what type boat you have. If you can pop the top you must have a built in fiberglass tank.
Solomons isn't quite a day trip or I'd loan you my polisher. I use a pump fitted to a plywood board with filters and connections so I can loan it out or install it in line on my system as a replacement for my first two filters (I have three) - like I recommended to Freesail and literally polish my fuel from tank to tank more often than needed, as a catamaran sailor I've been called a dubious motor boater by many. I like knowing I have a clean tank.