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I just cut up my aluminum fuel tank this past weekend.
After consulting the resident experts here at Sailnet, and yet still with considerable hesitation, I took a cutting wheel to my tank. I needed to cut my leaking tank out to replace with a new one, and it doesn't fit through the lazarette.
Although the fire extinguisher was right next to me, ready to shoot if needed, I was greatly relieved when I found that the fuel did NOT ignite, despite lots of sparks inside and outside the tank.
So, if it's diesel, cut that sucker, and don't worry.